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Chichester Harbour in June

Chichester Harbour in June

Chichester Harbour Conservancy are making sure that there is a lot happening in Chichester Harbour this June. Contact the Conservancy directly to take part in any of the following events. Details are shown next to the event. For more information ring the Conservancy on 01243 513275.

Sat 1 June - Wild Flower Series: Session 2 - Wetland Meadows  
7pm / 2 hours
Second of four sessions taking time to look for and identify the wild flowers in the company of natural history enthusiast John Arnott. This session based in our wetland field area of Fishbourne Meadows. No dogs.
Fee: £4 on the day.
Meet: Fishbourne Parish Church car park, off A259. Free parking.

Sun 2 June - Thorney Island Walk
10am / 5 hours
A 9 mile (14km) walk around the shoreline of Thorney Island from Emsworth. Please note that the path is quite worn and uneven in places. Bring a packed lunch and snacks.
Fee: £3 on the day
Meet: The Square, Emsworth

Sun 2 June – Harbour Discovery on the Solar Heritage
11am / 1.5 hours
Come onboard our solar-powered boat to enjoy views of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary.
Tickets: £7.50 adults / £3.50 children up to 16 years. Book in advance on 01243 513275. Departure from: Harbour Office, Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW.

Tue 4 June - Emsworth Trail Walk
6pm / 2 hours
A stroll around Emsworth hearing about the history of the local buildings and the old oyster industry. With Linda Newell of Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust.
Fee: £5 on the day (includes £3 to Emsworth Museum)
Meet: by Emsworth Museum, North Street, above the fire station

Wed 5 June – Cruise with the XBoats on the Solar Heritage
6pm / 1.5 hours
Sail alongside the classic Xboats. An expert speaker will talk about the history of these fine craft and explain the racing tactics as you watch the excitement unfold. Afterwards join the crews at Itchenor Sailing Club for a drink or evening meal.
Tickets: £7.50 adults / £3.50 children up to 16 years. Book in advance on 01243 513275. Departure from: Harbour Office, Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW.

Thur 6 June - Terror Sailing Trip
10am / 2 hours - see left hand column

Sat 8 June – Harbour Discovery on the Solar Heritage
1pm / 1.5 hours
Come onboard our solar-powered boat to enjoy views of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary.
Tickets: £7.50 adults / £3.50 children up to 16 years. Book in advance on 01243 513275. Departure from: Harbour Office, Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW.

Wed 12 June - Terror Sailing Trip
1pm / 2 hours - see left hand column

Sat 15 June - Romans in the Harbour
10am / 3.5 hours
We will meet at Fishbourne Roman Palace museum for a talk from museum staff on finds found in the Chichester Harbour area then we will leave for a two mile walk along the Chichester Harbour shoreline, stopping at points of Roman interest, finishing at the Chichester Harbour Education Centre at Dell Quay where we will enjoy complimentary refreshments before returning to the Palace by minibus.
Fee: £9.50 to include all day entry to the Museum, BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275.
Meet: Fishbourne Roman Palace PO19 3QR, free parking.

Sat 15 June – Harbour Discovery on the Solar Heritage
3pm / 1.5 hours
Come onboard our solar-powered boat to enjoy views of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary. Organised by Chichester Harbour Conservancy.
Tickets: £7.50 adults / £3.50 children up to 16 years. Book in advance on 01243 513275. Departure from: Harbour Office, Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW.

Tue 18 June - Introduction to Chichester Harbour and Solar Boat Trip
6:30pm / 1.5 hours
A welcome reception and brief introduction to Chichester Harbour and the work of the Conservancy before taking an hour’s evening cruise in the harbour on board our solar powered boat. Dress warmly. Organised by Chichester Harbour Conservancy.
Fee: £7.50 adults / £3.50 children. Booking Essential on 01243 513275. Meet: Harbour Office, Itchenor PO20 7AW. Parking in pay & display car park.

Thur 20 June - World War II Film Event
2pm / 1 hour
Come along to view our film based on the 1940 diary of teenager Strahan Soames which documents the battles taking place overhead and how they affected his family and friends. The diary has been used as source material for a short film written and produced by students at Havant College. Join us to find out more about the making of the film, view the film and then take time to chat and share your memories or family stories. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Fee: £5 per person to include a drink. BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275.
Meet: Emsworth Sailing Club, Bath Road, Emsworth PO10 7ES

Fri 21 June – Longest Day Cruise on the Solar Heritage
8pm / 1.5 hours
Relax onboard as we celebrate the longest day of the year and watch the sun set over Chichester Harbour. Bring a picnic (no glass) or enjoy a meal at a nearby pub afterwards.
Tickets: £7.50 adults / £3.50 children up to 16 years. Book in advance on 01243 513275. Departure from: Harbour Office, Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW.

Sat 22 June - Sketch and Stroll
10am / 3 hours
Take a leisurely stroll towards Emsworth and back with local art teacher Simon Cowper. Explore a range of sketching techniques as we pause to record the landscape, boats and buildings along the way. Bring a sketchbook and drawing materials. For all abilities.
Fee: £10 to include refreshments at the start. BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275.
Meet: The Stables, Eames Farm, Thorney Road, Thorney Island PO10 8DE. Free parking.

Sun 23 June - Terror Sailing Trip
10am / 2 hours - see left hand column

Sun 23 June - Wild Flowers at Sandy Point
10:30am / 2 hours
A chance to stroll around Hampshire Council Council’s restricted access nature reserve at Sandy Point on Hayling Island looking for and identifying the distinctive plants of this protected coastal heath and sand dune area. With Pete Potts, Senior Hampshire Countryside Ranger.
Fee: £4 payable on the day.
Meet: Sandy Point Nature Reserve, PO11 9TA. Meet by the gate in Seafarers’ Walk, off Sandy Point Road.

Sun 23 June – Harbour Discovery on the Solar Heritage
11am / 1.5 hours
Come onboard our solar-powered boat to enjoy views of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary.
Tickets: £7.50 adults / £3.50 children up to 16 years. Book in advance on 01243 513275. Departure from: Harbour Office, Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW.

Mon 24 June - Terror Sailing Trip
11am / 2 hours - see left hand column

Tue 25 June - Terror Sailing Trip
12noon / 2 hours - see left hand column

Thur 27 June – Cruise with the Sunbeams on the Solar Heritage
6:30pm / 1.5 hours
Sail alongside the classic Sunbeam yachts. An expert speaker will talk about the history of these fine craft and explain the racing tactics as you watch the excitement unfold. Afterwards join the crews at Itchenor Sailing Club for a drink or evening meal.
Tickets: £7.50 adults / £3.50 children up to 16 years. Book in advance on 01243 513275. Departure from: Harbour Office, Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW.

Sat 29 June – Watercolours
10am / 4 hours
A workshop in our classroom painting in watercolours and inspired by Chichester Harbour. With artist and Conservancy Teacher Fran Davies. We have some basic materials but you might like to bring your own and a packed lunch.
Fee: £15 includes refreshments, BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275.
Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay PO20 7EE. Roadside parking.

Sat 29 June – Harbour Discovery on the Solar Heritage
12:30pm / 1.5 hours
Come onboard our solar-powered boat to enjoy views of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary.
Tickets: £7.50 adults / £3.50 children up to 16 years. Book in advance on 01243 513275. Departure from: Harbour Office, Itchenor, Chichester PO20 7AW.

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