Total steps: 6
Total steps: 6
The picnic barn, grid ref: SZ020877
Starting from the picnic shelter in the middle of the island, follow the blue waymarked route through to the heathland.
Pass through the heathland and take the first right-hand turn into the woodland.
At the bottom of the track, take a right-hand turn towards the quay. As you wander down, you will pass two lakes on your left-hand side which are located in the Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve.
Continue on until you reach a right-hand turn, sign posted 'Lily pond'. Here you will also come across the remains of the old Vinery.
At the Lily pond, take a seat and take a minute to take in the Heartwood art installation. How many hidden hearts can you spot?
Continue onwards past the Lily pond and arrive by Daffodil Field at the top of the hill.
Explore some of the finest landscapes in our care on coastal paths, accessible trails, woodland walks and everything in between. Find the best places to walk near you.
Help to look after National Trust places by observing a few simple guidelines during your visit and following the Countryside Code.
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Fuel up for your adventure at the Villano Café, where you'll find a wide variety of hot and cold drinks, snacks and light meals. Elsewhere, shop for a Brownsea Island souvenir at the Trading Post and browse our second-hand bookshop.