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Chichester Harbour in February 2016

Chichester Harbour in February 2016

Walks and Talks

Image courtesy of Richard Jones

Tues 2 Feb
10am / 2 hours
World Wetlands Day – Bird Watching at East Head

A walk from East Head taking time to look for and identify the Harbour birds at high tide when we would expect to see many birds in the coastal grazing marsh. Bring binoculars. No dogs please.
Fee: £3 on the day
Meet: gate at the far end of West Wittering Beach car park PO20 8AU. Parking fee will apply

Fri 5 Feb
10am / 2 hours
Harbour Creekies Walk: Emsworth

Gentle walk in Chichester Harbour countryside to enjoy the views and fresh air. Today we will take a stroll of  4km (2½ miles) around Emsworth to see the shoreline and tidal ponds.
Fee: £1 on the day
Friends of Chichester Harbour: free – to join go to 
http://www.friendsch.org
Meet: shoreline end of Warblington Road, Emsworth PO10 7JX.  Roadside parking

Sat 27 Feb
10am / 2 hours
Harbour Hares Walk: Dell Quay to Chichester Marina

Monthly fast-paced walk in the Chichester Harbour area. Today we will take a 7km (4 miles) figure of eight route from Dell Quay and around Chichester Marina and back, with refreshments afterwards in our classroom.
Fee: £2 on the day
Friends of Chichester Harbour: free – to join go to  
http://www.friendsch.org
Meet: Harbour Learning Zone, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE. Roadside parking

Family Events

Flotsam and Jetsam for Families

Mon 15 Feb
10.30am / 2 hours
Egg and Shell Hunt for Families

Learn about harbour babies, hunt for shells and look for clues to answer a harbour-themed quiz to win chocolate egg prizes. Dress to get muddy and bring a small bucket for your finds. No dogs please. All attendees must attend safety briefing at advertised start time.
Fee: £5 per head (all ages 2 and over) to include refreshments
BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01243 513275
Meet: Harbour Learning Zone, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE.  Roadside parking

Tues 16 Feb
10.30am / 1½ hours
Bird and Bat Boxes

Under the guidance of our Harbour Rangers, make either a bird or bat box to take home for your garden. All materials supplied but bring a hammer if you have one. Minimum age 7 years.
Fee: £6 per box (for 1 to 2 people to work on)
BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01243 513275
Meet: The Stables, Eames Farm, Thorney Road, Thorney Island PO10 8DE.  Roadside parking

Wed 17 Feb
10am / 2 hours
Flotsam and Jetsam for Families

Stroll along the shoreline looking for washed up treasures and then create a work of art back in the classroom. With Sue Ogilvy, artist and Conservancy teacher. Bring outdoor gear and a board upon which to take your artwork home. Minimum age 5 years.
Fee: £5 to include materials and refreshments
BOOKING ESSENTIAL ON 01243 513275
Meet: Harbour Learning Zone, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE.  Roadside parking

Thurs 18 Feb
11am / 4 hours
Winter Wildlife Day for Families

An open day for all, focusing on the birds and wildlife of Chichester Harbour in winter.  Including short bird watching walks, farming and wildlife talks, fun activities and advice on binoculars. Farm cafe will be open throughout.
Fee: FREE ENTRY, small charge for some activities
Meet: Northney Farm, Hayling Island, PO11 0RX. Free parking by kind permission of the farmers

Friends of Chichester Harbour Event

Fri 26 Feb
7.30pm / 1½ hours
Friends of Chichester Harbour Event (Event Code 61/E1) 100 Years of Chichester Harbour with Judi Darley

Judi’s family have lived and worked on the Harbour for generations and she is also a member of staff for the Conservancy and her talk will include much archive material from the Conservancy’s collection.  Bring a torch.
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start
BOOKING ESSENTIAL through Friends of Chichester Harbour – www.friendsch.org to join and or book
Meet: The Stables, Eames Farm, Thorney Road, Thorney Island PO10 8DE.  Roadside parking

Boat Trips

Trips on the Solar Heritage, our solar powered boat will resume in March 2016.  Please contact the Harbour Office on 01243 513275 for further details.

Appledram

Appledram

From this small parish, rich in history, residents and visitors alike enjoy magnificent views from Dell Quay, once the port for Chichester, out over the waters of the harbour with bobbing boats and abundant wildlife or, by turning north, espy across the rich low-lying farmland the “always present cathedral spire”, according to naturalist W.H. Hudson a century ago, with... Read More»

Birdham

Birdham

A small village on the shore of Chichester Harbour and on the western side of the Manhood Peninsula Birdham is mainly known for its two locked marinas. One of these, Birdham Pool is thought to be the oldest marina in the country. The other, Chichester Marina, is one of the largest marinas in the country. Between Birdham Pool and... Read More»

East Wittering and Bracklesham

East Wittering and Bracklesham

East Wittering and Bracklesham are two villages lying adjacent to each other in the attractive coastal setting of Bracklesham Bay. The villages are quietly removed from the hustle and bustle of busier towns, and are known for the fantastic expanses of sandy beach exposed at low tide. These extend along the coast to East Head . Watersports are an excellent... Read More»