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Red squirrel walks with the National Trust

Borthwood Copse, Isle of Wight. Located on the eastern side of the Isle of Wight, this 1-mile walk takes you through beautiful ancient oak woodland and in spring the woodland floor is carpeted with bluebells. For more information call 01983 741020.

Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Dorset. This 1.1-mile walk cuts through mixed and pine woodland on the east of the island, offering an excellent opportunity to see red squirrel conservation in action. With around 200 squirrels found here, this is one of the best locations in southern England to see the red squirrel. For more information call 01202 707744.

Formby, Lancashire coast. This 1.8-mile walk through the pinewoods of Formby is the ideal place to see the famous Formby red squirrels. There is also a path to the unspoilt Sefton coastline with its golden sand dunes. For more information call 01704 878591.

Mount Stewart
, County Down, Northern Ireland. A 1.4-mile walk with exceptional views, beautiful formal gardens and beech, mixed and exotic woodland. You'll catch a glimpse of the red squirrels scurrying around the property. For more information call 028 4278 8387.

Wallington, Northumberland. This 2-mile walk meanders through mixed woodland with a wildlife observatory hide, red squirrel feeders and stunning views of the Wansbeck river valley and Shafto Crag escarpment. For more information call 01670 773967.

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