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Chichester Harbour June

Chichester Harbour June
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Get out and about in Chichester Harbour this summer. Chichester Harbour Conservancy are running many events to celebrate summer and of course Chichester Harbour itself.

Please book walk, talks and events in advance as requested by calling Chichester Harbour Conservancy on 01243 513275.

Special Event

Sat 18 June, 10am - 12pm Boating in Chichester Harbour: An Introduction
Features: For anyone  new to boating, a welcome  and introduction to Chichester Harbour by Director and Harbour Master Richard Craven, and a look at key factors in enjoying the Harbour safely with  Deputy Harbour Master Phil Walker.
Free refreshments afterwards.
Fee: £12 per person, advance booking is essential. Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE. Roadside parking



Guided Walks – Harbour Creekies – Cobnor
Fri 3 June, 10am - 12pm Cobnor Point 1mi
Gentle walks led by experienced Conservancy staff. Walk along the wheelchair path to Cobnor Point and back.
Fee: £5 or free for Friends of Chichester Harbour, please bring your membership card. No need to book.
Meet: Private car park, Cobnor, Chidham, PO18 8TE. Follow signs to Cobnor House. Parking by kind permission of Cobnor Estates.

Birdsong: Thorney Island
Sat 4 June, 7.30 - 9am

Enhance your Harbourside walks by discovering how to recognise birds by their song. Early morning sessions in a variety of habitats in the company of natural history enthusiast, John Arnott. No dogs please or birdsong phone apps (they can cause territorial distress to the birds). Dress warmly for the weather.
Features: Hedgerows, boatyards and shoreline.
Fee: £5 per person on the day.
Meet: Paynes Boatyard, Thornham Lane, Thorney Island, PO10 8DD. Parking by kind permission of Paynes Boatyard

Vintage Nature Ramble
Tue 21 June, 2.30 - 4.30pm

Find your old butterfly and pond nets, jam jars with string handles, put on your vintage frock or tweeds, and bring a packed tea and rug for a picnic afterwards. A good old-fashioned nature walk with natural history enthusiast John Arnott. Indoors if wet.
Fee: £5 per person, advance booking is essential.
Meet: Fishbourne Parish Church Hall, Fishbourne Church, PO19 3XT. Free parking.

Guided Walks - Harbour Hares - Two Harbours
Sun 26 June, 10am – 1pm

Enjoy the Chichester Harbour countryside on our monthly walks led by knowledgeable Conservancy staff. The Harbour Hares are aimed at the faster-paced walker. A walk encompassing both Chichester and Langstone Harbours.
Fee: £5 or free for Friends of Chichester Harbour, please bring your membership card. No need to book.
Meet: Northney Farm, Hayling Island, PO11 ORX. Free parking in field opposite café by kind permission. Café open till 5pm.


Canoe Safari

Sat 25 June, 1 - 4pm
Learn to canoe and look for wildlife.

In open canoes (no previous skill required). Join us for these 3-hour fun sessions run in partnership with  Cobnor Activities Centre Trust to see and hear about the Harbour’s wildlife from  a canoe. You will learn the basic skills of canoeing  from  qualified instructors. Bring extra footwear to get wet (that stays on, not flip flops) and a change of clothes just in case. Book on the Cobnor Activities Centre website and complete  the consent form available before  the activity:
Fee: £28 to include all equipment, advance booking is essential.
Meet: Cobnor Activities Centre, Cobnor Point, Chidham, PO18 8TE. Free parking.


Solar Boat Trips

Harbour Discovery Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Come onboard our solar-powered boat to enjoy views of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary.
Fee: £8.50 adult / £3.50 child up to 16 years

Wildlife Discovery Duration: 3 hours
Take in the beauty  of Chichester Harbour as your skipper, an accredited  wildlife safe operator, will aim to get you close to some of our wildlife which may include Harbour Seals and a variety of birds.
Fee: £17 adult / £7 child up to 16 years

Midsummer Cruise Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Bring a picnic supper (plastic glasses please) and a rug and enjoy a peaceful cruise on our quiet solar powered boat  in Chichester Harbour at sunset to celebrate  Midsummer.
With live music - acoustic guitars and a singer.
Fee: £10.50 adult  / £5.50 child up to 16 years

Evening Cruise Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Bring a picnic supper (plastic glasses please) and a rug and enjoy a peaceful  evening cruise on our quiet solar powered boat  in Chichester Harbour.
Fee: £8.50 adult / £3.50 child up to 16 years

Fathers’ Day Cruise Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Celebrate Fathers’ Day with  a ‘pie and a pint’  on a leisurely cruise in Chichester Harbour. Soft drink and vegetarian options  available, please state preference  when booking.
Fee: £11 adult / £5 child up to 16 years

Schedule for the June Solar Boat Trips

Friday 3 June 11.30  Harbour Discovery
Sunday 5 June 11:30  Harbour Discovery
Friday 10 June 17:00  Evening Cruise
Saturday 11  June 17:00  Evening Cruise
Sunday 12 June 10:00  Wildlife Discovery
Thursday  16 June 11:30  Harbour Discovery
Saturday 18 June 19:00  Midsummer Cruise
Sunday 19 June 11:30  Fathers’  Day Cruise
Thursday  23 June 11:30  Harbour Discovery
Saturday 25 June 11:30  Harbour Discovery
Sunday 26 June 11:30  Harbour Discovery
Thursday  30 June 11:30  Harbour Discovery



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