Brownsea Island (England) Reviews
Newest Review: ... use a National Trust card at this point so am not sure what the fee is. The Brownsea Island Scout camp was a boys camping event on Brownsea Island, organised by Lieutenant-General Baden-Powell to test his ideas for the book Scouting for Boys. This was the begining of the very popular scout movement, which led to guides, brownies etc. The island is surrounded by a lagoon which is home to many different types of wildlife including the Avocet, Black- and Bar-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover, Dunlin, Redshank and Greenshank. In my experience, the red squirrels are the easiest to spot in the spring and autumn months, in around the extensive woode... more
Customer Brownsea Island (England) Reviews (3)
by - written on 08/11/09 (Very useful, 62 readings)
Brownsea Island is located in the South of England and is famous for being the place where the scout movement began and also for it's red squirrels. Brownsea Island can only be reached by water, or maybe by helicopter if one has such a thing ;-) I have always ventured to Brownsea via one of the pleasure boats which can take passengers there from Poole Harbour. I should mention that this costs around £7 per adult and then there is a National Trust fee to get onton the island. I like to use a National Trust card at this point so am not sure what the fee is. The Brownsea Island Scout camp was a boys camping event on Brownsea Island, ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/03/01, updated on 20/03/01 (Very useful, 103 readings)
Go to Poole Harbour in Dorset, take a small 30 minute ferry ride to Brownsea Island and you have a memorable day out for all the family at your feet. This small island holds a very different diversity of life than anywhere on mainland England. It isn't all that well known, so it is always pretty quiet and secluded even at the height of the season. From the minute you set foot on the island, you realise there is something different about it. The air is different. Much of the island is covered in coniferous woodland which is home to red deer, and the endangered species, the red squirrel. The smaller grey squirrel on the mainland, chased out the red squirrel ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/03/01, updated on 11/03/01 (Somewhat useful, 47 readings)
Brownsea Island is situated in Poole Harbour, A wonderfully atmospheric island of heath and woodland, privately owned until 1962, when the National Trust bought it. It is now a haven for a rich variety of wildlife, including a colony of red squirrels and many species of birds. Part of the island is leased as a nature reserve to the Dorset Wildlife Trust. There are many lovely walks on the island including a walk through the first scout camp that Baden Powell took his troops of scouts too. A very interesting island, there is a castle on the island, but it is not open to the public. Access is by boat from Poole Quay. A lovely day out and the ... Read the complete review
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