Hengistbury Head

Welcome to our station at Hengistbury Head which is located on top of Warren Hill.  Established in the existing Coastguard Lookout, the Station has commanding views over Christchurch and Poole Bays along with Christchurch Harbour.

Access to the Station is a 20 minute partly uphill walk from the car park at The Hiker’s Café.

You can make donations to support Hengistbury Head NCI directly at Virgin Money Giving

See our current weather conditions at http://www.hhnci.org.uk/weather

Station Web Site: https://www.hhnci.org.uk

Visitor Policy
Please make contact with the Station in advance if you wish to visit us.
Local Hazards
Christchurch Ledge Christchurch Harbour entrance and sand spit Clarendon Rocks Unstable Cliff
Operational capability
This station awaits assessment for Declared Facility Status
This station reports to NMOC Fareham
Current weather and sea conditions are available by phone during watch hours or on-line at http://www.hhnci.org/uk/weather
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted internally available when lookout is open
Station Telephone: 
07851 672540
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
No
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
67
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
65
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Station Call Sign: 
Hengistbury Head NCI
Visual Horizon: 
12 Nm

Station Info

Station Address
Coastguard Lookout
Warren Hill
Hengistbury Head
BOURNEMOUTH
Dorset
BH6 4EW
Station telephone number
07851 672540
Station email address
Station contact
Brian Roberts
Station contact role
Station Manager
07851 672540
Summer opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
20:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
Until: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Winter opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Until: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Notes: 
Not Open on Christmas Day
Location
Latitude: 
50° 42.909'N
Longitude: 
1°45.527'W
OS Reference: 
SZ 1712 9064
Station Elevation: 
118 feet 36 metres
What3Words: 
wizard.oasis.bless
Visual features of station
Single storey flat roof brick built

About

Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2500 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Rossall  Point in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.

Contact


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202


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