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The largest island in Poole Harbour, its place in the history books closely linked the Scout and Guide movement for it was on this island that Baden Powell (later Lord Baden Powell, founder of the movement) held an experimental camp for 20 boys in 1907, from which the modern day movement evolved. Today the island is owned by the National Trust and is still used for Scout and Guide camps. The northern shore of the island is set aside as a nature reserve and is frequented by a wide range of coastal wading birds. With a boat trip required to get on and off the island it is always an enjoyable day out.
Over the winter months the island closes to visitors, but to give people a chance to see some of the 250 or so Red Squirrels on the island the opening hours were extended in 2002 into the month of October (when the pictures in this gallery were taken) and may be later still in future years.