Warren Hill, Bournemouth

A small tortoiseshell on common heather

Elevated part of Hengistbury Head in Dorset, England, overlooking Christchurch to the North and dominating Poole Bay to the West.

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View from Warren Hill overlooking Mudeford Spit

Hengistbury Head

Headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Mudeford in the English county of Dorset.

Headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Mudeford in the English county of Dorset.

View from Warren Hill overlooking Mudeford Spit
Hengistbury Head as shown in Isaac Taylor's Map of Hampshire, 1759. After the counties were redesignated in 1974, the site has been considered part of Dorset. The isolated building near the centre of the image (labelled "Summer House") is the thatched barn still at the head. The barn forms part of the new visitor centre.
"Double Dykes", Hengistbury Head
Old Ironstone Quarry, Hengistbury Head
Warren Hill as seen from the beach, 2008
Gabions at Hengistbury Head
The natterjack toad (Bufo calamita), the UK's rarest amphibian
The green hairstreak, Callophrys rubi

The name "Hengistbury Head" refers to the immediate area; the elevated portion is called Warren Hill.

An oak tree in the northern part of Withybed Wood

Withybed Wood

An oak tree in the northern part of Withybed Wood
Path along the northern edge of Withybed Wood

Withybed Wood is a small, yet important patch of woodland located in the lee of Warren Hill, part of Hengistbury Head, Dorset.

View over Christchurch towards Hengistbury Head

St Catherine's Hill, Dorset

53 m hill in the borough of Christchurch which, together with Ramsdown and Blackwater hills, forms a ridge between the Avon and Stour valleys.

53 m hill in the borough of Christchurch which, together with Ramsdown and Blackwater hills, forms a ridge between the Avon and Stour valleys.

View over Christchurch towards Hengistbury Head
Across the Avon Valley to the Solent, Isle of Wight and the Needles. As seen from St Catherine's Hill
Quarrying on the hill has exposed its geological make up.
View over the heath covered eastern slopes and Town Common
Conifers and Rhododendron dominate the western slopes.

Shore Beacons, such as nearby Warren Hill, had three fire baskets while those inland had one.

East Southbourne and Tuckton (ward)

Ward in Bournemouth, Dorset.

Ward in Bournemouth, Dorset.

The ward covers the eastern areas of Southbourne, and the suburb of Tuckton - stretching eastward to Warren Hill and Hengistbury Head.