Total steps: 6
Total steps: 6
Path next to church
Start the walk from the path to the right of the church and walk in the opposite direction from the quay.
Carry straight along this path. In spring and autumn, this is a good place to see red squirrels as they feed on sweet chestnut and beech tree nuts.
Pass the Vinery and turn left at the Whispering seat, then continue through ideal red squirrel territory, with mature Scots pine trees on your left.
Pass the lily pond and at the top of the hill take the next path on your left signposted to the Visitor Centre and quay.
Follow the path and on your right you will see what remains of the daffodil plantation which was established in the early 20th century by the Van Raaltes, who were the owners at the time.
At the farm buildings turn left, which brings you onto Church Field and back to where you started.
End: Path next to church, grid ref: SZ022876
This gentle walk passes through some of the most beautiful and varied habitats on Brownsea, including heathland and woodland – perfect for wildlife watching and photography.
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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.