Where to see red squirrels

Brownsea Island is a safe haven for red squirrels with over 200 living in its woodlands. The Dorset Wildlife Trust’s reserve is one of the best places to watch for red squirrels. An interpretation centre is located in The Villa, which is a great place to sit on the benches in the sun, watching birds and squirrels nibbling seeds from the nearby feeders. They can also be spotted hopping along the boardwalks that hover over the creeks of primordial-looking water and fern-covered logs before reaching the entrance to the reserve.