Wildlife wonders

Find out how and where to see some of Brownsea's wildlife wonders. Whether your perched in a hide, on a self guided trail, or simply out and about on foot; the island's habitats are home to a fascinating array of wildlife.

Grazing deer

Self guided walks

A revealing insight into Brownsea's hidden past and intriguing habitats is just a touch of a button away, when you download one of our self guided trails.

bird hide

Bird watching on Brownsea

The five hides that overlook Brownsea's lagoon, lakes and reedbed provide the perfect perch to watch the spectacular comings and goings of many species of birds.

Sun shining through pine trees on Brownsea Island in Dorset

Explore the habitats

Within moments of stepping off the ferry onto Brownsea Island, the hustle and bustle of life on the mainland feels like a million miles away and the sounds of nature can soothe the soul.