Self guided walks

Wildlife spotters can follow way marked routes trails through a wealth of different habitats from the sheltered lagoon and sweeping shorelines, to woodlands and heathland. As you wander, keep an eye out for the famous red squirrel.

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.

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.