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Chichester Harbour Jan 2019

Chichester Harbour Jan 2019


Fri 11 January  10am 2hrs
Harbour Creekies: West Wittering Beach

A slower-paced stroll of up to 2 miles on the beach at the entrance to Chichester Harbour, with time for coffee afterwards.  Even though it is winter the café will be open for us.  Bring £2 for the car park fee and money for the café.
Fee: £5 on the day or free to Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number. To join the Friends click here
Meet: by the café in West Wittering beach car park PO20 8AU.   

Sat 12 January  10am 5 hours
Harbour Hares: 2 Villages and a Ferry

A faster-paced walk of 7 miles along the shoreline and in the countryside of two of the Harbour’s villages, Itchenor and Bosham, with two ferry rides and time for a lunch break in Bosham at the Sailing Club by kind permission.  Bring £4 (discounted fee) for the return ferry rides and a packed lunch.
Fee: £5 on the day or free to Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number.  To join the Friends click here
Meet:  outside the Harbour Office, Itchenor, PO20 7AW, roadside and pay and display parking.

Image Roger Pagram


Photography with Iain McGowan

Sat 26 January 9.30am 6 hours
Photography with Iain McGowan

Be inspired by the Harbour and the guidance of professional Iain McGowan to take great photographs in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  Dress for outdoors and bring footwear for muddy conditions.  Bring a packed lunch.  Any camera will be suitable.  Half day review session to share your favourite shots 10am-12noon on Saturday 23 February.
Fee: £28 for both sessions (minimum age 15 years).  Booking essential here.
Meet: Clubroom at Paynes Boatyard, Thornham Lane, Thorney Island, PO10 8DD.  Free parking by kind permission.

Boat Trips

Solar Heritage - Bird Watching Trips

There are just two of these special trips sheduled this month to enable you to see the wonderul birds of the Harbour from the water.  Each trip has an expert on board to give a commentary and answer questions.

Please bring binoculars and camaras if you have them - there are some binoculars available on board.

Numbers are limited to allow good visibility so book your place soon.  Each trip lasts up to two hours and is weather dependent.

Sunday 13     departs 10.30am - book here
Saturday 26   departs 10.30am - book here

Fare: Adults £13/Child up to 16 years £5

Curlew - Paul Adams

Please contact Chichester Harbour Conservancy to book a place on any of these events:

Either phone the Harbour Office on 01243 512301 or email:

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