Cirencester Ramblers

April 10th, Hengistbury to Highcliffe (Away Weekend)

On Sunday of the Away Weekend, 26 Ramblers went to Hengistbury Head and walked with a head on wind to the Nature Reserve, the home of the Natter Jack Toad only one of 2 places in the UK where it can be found.

The group crossed the fast flowing outlet of Christchurch Harbour on the Mudeford Ferry, dodging the sea spray from a very high spring tide. The walk continued to Highcliffe Castle, were they were entertained by a dog show and various stalls

The return route retraced their steps back to the Ferry and then took the lower road passing the Information Centre were they had a camera on a Herons Nest with 5 eggs in.

HH set off

We set off along the beach towards Hengistbury Head

HH Looking Back

Looking back over the nature reserve.

HH Group

On top of Hengistbury Head

HH Looking Towards

Looking towards the ferry crossing

HH Highcliffe

Highcliffe Castle hosts a dog show

HH Mix

Hengistbury Head - Some views from the day