Self guided trails

Brownsea provides a perfect opportunity for a refreshing walk along the cliff tops or through woodlands.

Red squirrel on Brownsea Island, Dorset.

Brownsea Island wildlife walk

There is plenty of wildlife and history to discover on this walk. Catch a glimpse of a rare red squirrel or discover traces of Brownsea's once industrial past.

Lakes and Heathland walk, image 2 Brownsea Island

Lakes and heath walk, Brownsea Island

Starting at the picnic shelter, this short walk passes through some of the most beautiful and varied habitats on Brownsea including heathland and woodland. A perfect walk for wildlife watching and keen photographers.