Once on Brownsea, easy paths wind through a wide variety of landscapes, and the island’s pine-woods, heathland, sandy beaches, meadows, lakes and lagoons are crammed with flowers and wild creatures. It isn’t surprising that this island was voted the best nature reserve in the UK.
A coast walk around Brownsea that explores more of the coastline and includes the not-to-be-missed north east section of the island owned by the Dorset Wildlife Trust is detailed under the Islandeering tab for Brownsea. This walk offers fabulous wildlife spotting opportunities and stunning views to Poole and Sandbanks, the Purbeck Hills and the chalk stacks of Old Harry’s Rocks.
A Brownsea Island walking map which offers shorter routes is provided by the National Trust upon arrival at the island’s quay.