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Brownsea Island Easter egg hunt off amid stormy weather

Brownsea Island Image copyright National Trust
Image caption The National Trust has closed Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour

The National Trust has closed Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour and cancelled an Easter egg hunt because of stormy weather.

It said strong winds and choppy seas had made it too difficult for staff to operate boats safely to the island.

The trust said no visitors were on the the island, which would remain closed until the weather had improved.

It said the decision to begin operating boats to the planned egg hunt on Sunday would be made in the morning.

The island, which is half a mile long, is home to about 250 red squirrels was used as the location for the first ever Scout camp in 1907, led by Lord Baden-Powell.

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