In 1964 during harbour dredging, the waterlogged remains of a 2000-year-old Iron Age logboat were found off Brownsea Island. Dated at about 295 BC, the 10 metres (33 ft) Poole Logboat is one of the largest vessels of its type from British waters. The low freeboard would have limited its use to within Poole Harbour.Poole was used by the Romans as an invasion port for the conquest of southern England, who established the settlement at Hamworthy, now the western half of Poole.
A Roman Road ran north from Hamworthy to Badbury Rings, a Roman transport hub. At the time of the Norman Conquest, Poole was a small fishing village. A full day of exploring poole harbour including a trip around the famous Brownsea island home to Enid Blyton’s Whispering Island, the 1907 birthplace of Robert Baden-Powell’s scouting movement.
During our previous trips we have been followed by the harbours very own seals and with the continuing sightings of dolphins you never know your luck.H2oadventures provides all the equipment :Kayaks, Paddles, Bouyancy aids, Dry bags and a qualified British canoeing guide to make your day a special day. Please bring subtible clothing for the conditions including food and drink including a hot drink. A change of clothes is advisable just in case :). Please call 07735582663 to answer any questions you may have. £40pp Meeting location is Bramble bush bay ferry road ,.Weather and sea conditions could mean a change of location you will all be informed 48 hours in advance. Please book via H2oadventures.co.uk
Poole Harbour/Brownsea island kayak adventure
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