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Brownsea Island Escape
Friday 13th - Sunday 15th July 2018

An EC perennial favourite, once again we'll be enjoying a taste of island life on one of Britain’s favourite nature reserves where we'll stay at a secluded lodge with its own private beach and kayak between islands. Brownsea Island is a former private island complete with a castle built by Henry VIII and is now a wildlife sanctuary containing one of the last red squirrel colonies in Britain. Think sandy beaches, pine woodland, heath and lakes.

Not able to make these dates? We're also running this weekend in June!

We need a volunteer host for this weekend! If you're interested, email simon@explorersconnect.com to find out more.

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It will be a weekend of island walks, watersports, BBQs, summer games and picnics. On Saturday there will be an optional kayak to other nearby islands. And on Saturday evening a secret adventure open to everyone. There will be time to relax and generally take advantage of our beautiful island location.

Travel time from London or Bristol is around 2.5 hours. Please note that as we'll be catching a private ferry to the island, you must be able to get to our meeting point in Sandbanks by 8pm.

If you've never come on an EC Adventure before, they're informal, friendly and great fun. We typically have singles, couples and small sets of friends coming along, from complete beginners to adventure professionals - what we all share is a love for adventure. Ages tend to range between mid 20s and mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and young at heart is welcome.


You'll need to meet your private ferry to the island in Sandbanks for a prompt 8pm departure on the Friday night. On arrival, we'll walk to our accommodation, get settled in and then have the evening to relax and socialise with our XXXXXXXXXXXX


A half day kayaking session is available at £45 per person. No previous experience is needed and all equipment will be provided.



Set amongst woodland, we'll be staying in a former Victorian cottage with a lawn that backs down onto our own beach. We'll have exclusive use of the property throughout the weekend.


Your EC host will prepare a home-cooked breakfast each morning and we'll get together for a BBQ on Saturday evening (weather permitting). You'll beed to bring a packed lunch for Saturday.


We'll send out a full kit list nearer the weekend but apart from some old clothes to go kayaking in, you won't need anything special.


  • Discounted Earlybird price for EC CLUB Members - £149
  • Discounted Earlybird price for non EC CLUB Members - £164

You'll need to pay a £75 deposit when booking with the balance due six weeks before the weekend.

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If you'd like to know more about this weekend or have a particular question about this or any of our adventures, please email enquiries@explorersconnect.com or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.