Locations and Access

  • Brownsea Island

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    Site Details: 
    Name of Location Brownsea Island
    Highlights Over-wintering birds, Dragonflies and damselflies, Views, Migrating Birds, Family outings
    • Entrance charges apply
    • Manned visitor centre
    • Cafe on site
    • Toilets on site
    • Picnic area
    • Viewing hides and shelters
    • Seats around the site
    • Signed routes and trails
    • Well made paths
    • Guided walks and events
    OS Map Reference SZ028878
    Access Points: 

    WARNING: I have not been able to test all of these co-ordinates, they are based on where I placed the markers so use with care!

    Name SatNav Coordinates
    Ferries leave from Poole Quay 50° 42' 42.9624" N, 1° 59' 8.61" W
    Ferrys leave from near the car ferry landing point 50° 41' 0.2796" N, 1° 56' 56.2452" W

    Brownsea Island is mainly owned by the National Trust and part of it by the John Lewis Partnership. You can get boats from the quay in Poole or from Sandbanks (by the car ferry). If you are not a member of the National Trust then be prepared to either pay an extra admission fee to get on to the island or to join the National Trust on arrival! Access to the island is restricted during the winter but is usually open daily from during the summer (March to October). The Dorset Wildlife Trust who look after the nature reserve on the island run occasional trips in winter.

    Location Map: 

    The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

    Potential Hazards: 

    Any walk in the countryside is going to have its potential hazards but the primary aim of this function is to forewarn less able people of difficulties they may face although some may apply to other people as well.

    Hazard Commentsort ascending Description
    No Significant Issues The paths are, in general, well made and provide safe access

    This reserve does not have any significant issues that I identified on my visit but conditions can always change so be prepared for all eventualities. 

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