Brownsea Island

Brownsea Island


Route: Brownsea Island

Area: Dorset

Date of walk: 25th September 2014

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 7.2 miles

Weather: Sunny and warm

I parked at the far end of Sandbanks and walked over to the yellow kiosk where I bought a return ticket to the island. The small ferry runs every half hour so I didn’t have to wait long. It was an enjoyable short trip to Brownsea Island which is owned by the National Trust. Admission is free to members of the Trust

Although I’ve included the usual route maps, it’s best to wander around as your fancy takes you. The island is full of interest

On arrival I entered the Nature Reserve, which is managed by Dorset Wildlife Trust, and spent some time in each of the hides. I had some great sightings, as the photos will show

I then walked along ‘Middle Street’ to the far end of the island and back along the south shore, stopping off at various viewing points along the way

It was a fantastic day in a unique and beautiful place

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