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Chichester Harbour October Events

Chichester Harbour October Events
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Chichester Harbour Conservancy
October Events

Please contact Chichester Harbour Conservancy directly to find out more about events in Chichester Harbour, and to make a booking.

Special Events

Sat 31 Oct
12.30pm / 2 hours
Kayak Safari - Previous experience required

Join us for this fun session to see wildlife from a canoe in the sheltered environment of Chichester Harbour.  You will learn the basic skills of canoeing from qualified instructors. Bring extra footwear to get wet and a change of clothes just in case. Please complete the consent form available from the Cobnor Activities Centre website www.cobnor.com/downloads/ before the activity.
Fee: £23 to include all equipment
BOOKING ESSENTIAL via the Cobnor Activities Centre website www.cobnor.com
Meet: Cobnor Activities Centre, Cobnor Point, Chidham, Chichester, PO18 8TE

OYSTER TRIPS on Solar Heritage
With a guest speaker.  These trips are funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to enable the Emsworth Museum to tell the story of the famous oyster industry of Emsworth.
Fee: free
BOOKING ON 01243 513275. There may be some spaces available on the day
Meet: by the public jetty, halfway along the Promenade, 15 minutes before the trip departure time.
Park in the pay and display car park in South Street PO10 7AQ or North Street (allow two hours) or you can park free of charge in the Bridge Road car park.  Walk down South Street and onto The Promenade (Quay Wall).

Dates:
Thurs 1 Oct   14.00
Fri 2 Oct        15.00

Walks and Talks

Fri 2 Oct
10am / 1½ hours
Harbour Creekies Walk: Cobnor Point 

A gentle walk in Chichester Harbour countryside to enjoy the views and fresh air. Today we have arranged to meet at Cobnor to take a stroll of about 1½ km (1 mile) along the wheelchair path to Cobnor Point, taking time to observe the shoreline realignment works.
Fee: £1 on the day
Friends of Chichester Harbour: free – how to join
Meet: Private car park, Cobnor, Chidham PO18 8TE.Follow signs to Cobnor House. Parking by kind permission

Fri 6 Oct
10am / 3 hours
High Tide Roosts at North Common and Gutner Point

A stroll along North Common to look for migrant birds and an opportunity to transfer to Hampshire County Council’s restricted access nature reserve at Gutner Point to view the high tide roost. With Pete Potts, Senior Hampshire Ranger. Bring binoculars. No dogs please.
Fee: £4 on the day
Meet: small car park with height barrier to North Common, Northney, Hayling Island PO11 0ND

Sat 17 Oct
10.30am/ 2 hours
Birds in Close Up

Hear from wildlife enthusiast John Arnott about how the birds in the Harbour are identified, including snippets about anatomy, calls and rings.  Hear about the monthly   harbour bird counts that contribute to a national initiative called WeBS.
Fee: £3 on the day
Meet: Education Centre (formerly called Harbour Learning Zone), Dell Quay PO20 7EE.  Roadside parking

Sat 24 Oct
10am / 5 hours
Harbour Hares Walk: Thorney Island

Monthly fast-paced walk in the Chichester Harbour area. Today we will take a 14km (9mile) 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
Friends of Chichester Harbour: free – how to join
Meet: Emsworth Square, PO10 7AW
(Long stay parking north of the Emsworth roundabout behind Tesco)

Sun 25 Oct
2.30 pm / 2 hours
Landscape Detectives

The landscape is always changing and we hardly notice it.  Here is an opportunity to walk along the shoreline and learn how to hunt for clues as to what has changed, remains hidden or is no longer there.
Fee: £3 to include tea and cake
BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275
Meet: 
Education Centre (formerly called Harbour Learning Zone), Dell Quay, PO20 7EE. Roadside parking

Art

Mon 26 Oct
10am / 3 hours
Dragonfly in Willow

Under the guidance of professional willow workers Elaine and Ganesh Kings create a dragonfly in willow. All materials supplied.
Fee: £15 adults and £12 children (min age 10 yrs), to include refreshments
BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275
Meet: Education Centre (formerly called Harbour Learning Zone), Dell Quay, PO20 7EE. Roadside parking

Family Activities

Tues 27 Oct
10.30am/ 1½ hours
Bug Hotels

In the company of our Harbour Rangers make a bug hotel for your garden.  Materials supplied but bring a hammer if you have one.
Fee: £6 per bug hotel (for a maximum of 2 people to work on) min age 7 years
BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275
Meet: The Stables, Eames Farm, Thorney Road, Thorney Island PO10 8DE. Roadside parkin
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Wed 28 Oct
10am / 2 hours
Autumn Craft for Families

Join us for some fun autumn crafts using natural materials found in the Chichester Harbour area. Make an oak gall or acorn family, some painted  leaf animals, a leafy hedgehog picture or some glittery leaves for Christmas decorations.  All materials supplied.  Bring a container to take your treasures home with you.
Fee: £6 per person to include materials and refreshments
BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275
Meet: Education Centre (formerly called Harbour Learning Zone), Dell Quay, PO20 7EE.  Roadside parking

Boat Trips

For Trips from Emsworth:
Meet: by the public jetty, halfway along the Promenade, 15 minutes before the trip departure time.
Park in the pay and display car park in South Street PO10 7AQ or North Street (allow two hours) or you can park free of charge in the Bridge Road car park.  Walk down South Street and onto The Promenade (Quay Wall).

For trips from Itchenor
Meet: On the viewing platform in front of the Harbour Office, Itchenor, PO20 7AW, 15 minute before departure time.  Parking in the pay and display car park

OYSTER TRIPS on Solar Heritage (from Emsworth)
(see Special Events section at the top of this email)

HARBOUR DISCOVERY on Solar Heritage
Come onboard our solar-powered boat to enjoy views of Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary
Tickets: £8.50 adults / £3.50 children up to 16 years
Friends of Chichester Harbour: £7.50 adults / £2.50 children - please quote membership number when booking. If you would like to join please click here: How to join
BOOKING on 01243 513275 but there may be places available on the day.

Dates:
Sat 3 Oct 15.00 (from Emsworth)
Sun 4 Oct  15.30 (from Emsworth)

Sat 10 Oct 11.30 (from Itchenor)
Sun 11 Oct  11.30 (from Itchenor)
Sat 17 Oct 14.00 (from Itchenor)
Sun 18 Oct 14.00 (from Itchenor)
Sat 24 Oct 11.00 (from Itchenor)
Sun 25 Oct 11.00 (from Itchenor)
Sat 31 Oct 11.00 (from Itchenor)

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