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Chichester Harbour January 2018

Chichester Harbour January 2018

How about starting the new year with a walk or Solar Boat trip to explore the beauty of Chichester Harbour? All trips are organised by Chichester Harbour Conservancy. 

To book your place, please contact Chichester Harbour Conservancy directly either online or by phone on 01243 513275

Walks

Fri 5 January  10am 2hrs
Harbour Creekies: Chichester Marina and Birdham Pool
Features: a gentle stroll of 2 miles around Chichester Marina and to see Birdham Pool.  Stop for complimentary tea/coffee at Chichester Yacht Club along the way.
Fee: £5 on the day or free for members of Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number.  To join click here
Meet: visitors’ car park on the entrance road to Chichester Marina. Free parking, PO20 7EJ.

Sun 21 January 10am 6hrs
Harbour Hares: Itchenor and the Witterings

Features: an 11 mile circular walk from Itchenor and through the villages of East and West Wittering with a coffee stop in East Wittering. Bring a packed lunch.
Fee: £5 on the day or free for members of Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number. to join click here
Meet: outside Harbour Office, Itchenor, PO20 7AW.    Park in the pay and display car park near The Ship pub

Photography

Sat 20 January 9.30am 6hrs
Photography with Iain McGowan

Features: be inspired by the location and the guidance of professional photographer, Iain McGowan to take great photographs in Chichester Harbour. Beginners to experts welcome. Dress in outdoor gear with footwear for muddy conditions and bring a packed lunch.  All participants must attend a safety briefing at 9.30am. Half day review session on Sunday 10 March, 10am – 12pm to share your work. Please bring prints of your chosen photos for sharing and discussion. Refreshments provided.
Fee: £28 per person for both sessions, (minimum age 15 yrs).  Booking essential online or on 01243 513275.
Meet: Clubroom at Paynes Boatyard, Thornham Lane, Thorney Island, PO10 8DD. Free parking by kind permission of the owner.

Boat Trips

Solar Heritage is a 14-metre solar powered catamaran licensed for public boat trips. She can carry up to 50 passengers. The boat is open-sided for unimpeded views so warm clothing and wet weather gear is advised. There is a toilet onboard and the boat is fitted with a wheelchair lift.

All trips depart from Itchenor this month. All trips are an hour-and-a-half in duration except as indicated below.

Saturday 6         11.00am Harbour Discovery
Saturday 13       11.00am Bird Watching (2hrs)
Sunday 14         11.00am Harbour Discovery
Wednesday 17  11.00am Bird Roosts at High Tide
Saturday 20       11.00am Harbour Discovery
Sunday 21         10.00am Bird Watching
Saturday 27       11.00am Bird Watching
Sunday 28         11.00am Harbour Discovery

Book online or on 01243513275

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