Chichester Harbour Winter Events
Chichester Harbour Conservancy have a few more events taking place this winter. Please contact the Conservancy directly to take part in the following events:
Sat 14 Dec - Bird Watching by Solar Boat
2pm / 1.5 hours
A gentle trip by boat to enjoy the harbour and look out for and identify the birds found in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dress warmly, bring binoculars.
Fee: £8.50 adults. Booking Essential on 01243 513275.
Meet: Harbour Office, Itchenor PO20 7AW. Parking in pay & display car park.
Sat 4 Jan - Bird Watching at West Wittering
10:30am / 2 hours
A stroll along the shoreline taking time to observe and identify the birds that come to this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dress warmly, bring binoculars, no dogs.
Fee: £3 on the day
Meet: by church to St Peter and Paul, Pound Road, West Wittering, please allow for roadside parking back in the village and time to walk to the meeting point.
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