DAY TOUR 7: POOLE & BROWNSEA ISLAND (NT)

 

Thursday 27 September 2018

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 nwwnta@gmail.com giving full contact details so that we can send you a booking form.

 

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