Brownsea: An Island of Adventures

4.7 out of 5 stars


89 mins

4.3 km

By Colin Stevens

Brownsea Island in the middle of Poole Harbour is known as the birthplace of scouting worldwide. But it's a lot more than that and on our walk we’ll uncover some of the lesser-known but fascinating secrets this island holds. So download this tour, get on the ferry over to the island and prepare to discover the many sides to Brownsea - the island of adventures!

15 stops

89 mins

4.3 km



Brownsea Island

Family Friendly


  • 1
    Brownsea Island Landing Quay
    Welcome to Brownsea, the island of adventures!
  • 2
    Outside the Reception Area
    Ready? Then let’s begin our journey.
  • 3
    Baden-Powell Statue
    Robert Baden-Powell was an amazing man of many talents. Let’s find out why.
  • 4
    Church Junction
    Church junction and gateway to our travels
  • 5
    Wildlife Junction
    Wildlife junction and a glimpse at Brownsea’s other half.
  • 6
    Natural Play Area
    The natural play area - full of activities and surprises. Find out why!
  • 7
    Heathland Crossroads
    Heathland Crossroads - an ever changing display
  • 8
    Scouting Stone
    The Scouting Stone - attracting travellers from afar but why?
  • 9
    Scouting Store
    The Scouting Store and a signpost to the world.
  • 10
    First Camp
    First Campsite - where so many adventures began
  • 11
    Picnic and Play Field
    Picnics, play and Peacocks!
  • 12
    Brownsea Beach
    The beach - but why all the bricks?
  • 13
    Old Farm Stop
    Brownsea Old Farm - a glimpse into the past
  • 14
    Junction Home
    Time to head home
  • 15
    Homeward Bound
    Homeward bound and a day to remember


4.7 out of 5 stars
3 reviews
Michael Hawk
15 Dec 2018
4 out of 5 stars

Brett Harding
16 Nov 2018
5 out of 5 stars

Jan Niyazi
09 Oct 2018
5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful island just off Poole harbour and a hidden gem, this tour takes you through some amazing areas and leaves you stunned. Anyone in Poole should visit the island and take this tour.

Brownsea: An Island of Adventures

4.7 out of 5 stars