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Famous for our red squirrels, wildlife and Scouting

Brownsea Island is dramatically located in Poole Harbour, with spectacular views across to the Purbeck Hills.

Thriving natural habitats - including woodland, heathland and a lagoon - create a unique haven for wildlife, such as the rare red squirrel and a wide variety of birds, including dunlin, kingfishers, common and sandwich terns and oystercatchers.

The Baden-Powell Outdoor Centre invites you to follow in the footsteps of Lord Baden-Powell and the very first Scouts who camped here in 1907. Groups of Scouts and Guides can camp here during the summer.

So whether you love wildlife or just want to escape from the stresses of modern life with your family, Brownsea is the perfect place to explore and enjoy throughout the year.

Brownsea Island war walk

War walks on Brownsea

War walks on Brownsea

Friday 9 May, 2pm

Come and join this free guided walk that explores the island's wartime history.

Free event (normal admission charges apply) but booking is essential. To book and for more information, contact Brownsea Island Property Office on 01202 707744 or by email.

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