Following the last pick-up point at Devizes, the coach will travel to Wilton, where we will stop for a coffee break. From there, we head to Poole where we will have plenty of time to explore before boarding the ferry after
lunch, across Poole Harbour to Brownsea Island.
The island offers unforgettable views across to the Purbeck Hills and offers a variety of habitats for wildlife, from heathland and woodland to a lagoon. It is famous for red squirrels and many different birds including kingfishers and oyster catchers. The island is also important for its connection with Lord Baden Powell, who held the first Boy Scout camp there in 1907. This tradition is still maintained in the summer months. There is a free guided walk at 2pm for those who wish to avail themselves of this.
There is the option to spend the day in Poole and not visit Brownsea Island, for those who wish to do that.
Please remember your NT membership card if visiting Brownsea Island!
We hope to back in Devizes by 6.30pm.
Westbury (Chandlers) 8.00am Milk Churn 8.25am Devizes 9.00am
Leader: Bernard Groves 01626 859450
Cost: £30.50 if going to Brownsea Island £20.50 if staying in Poole
Please book as soon as possible and by 16th August at the latest.
If you are a current National Trust member and interested in joining this tour, then, in the first instance, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving full contact details so that we can send you a booking form.