The Manhood Peninsula Partnership has been working recently to progress ideas about tourism and visitors to the peninsula with the Green Links across the Manhood (GLaM) group, a subgroup of the MPP. The ideas behind GLaM were originally put forward by the Medmerry Stakeholders Advisory Group (MStAG) in response to proposals to create the Medmerry Managed Re-alignment Scheme. These were expanded further in the Destination Management Plan (DMP) produced by Chichester University during the Coastal Change Pathfinder Project. The new project particularly wants to develop the idea of green tourism as a means to encourage sustainable economic development, but not to increase visitor numbers during the summer.
The DMP identified ways to enhance the visitor experience. The main recommendation was to capitalising on the footpaths and green links provided by the Medmerry Managed Re-alignment Scheme. GLaM aims to further this by creating and improving other paths and green routes across the peninsula.
The links, and other measures such a bird watching, will help relieve visitor pressure on the peninsula by providing a reason for people to visit and stay during the autumn and winter months instead of concentrating on summer. Most importantly they will also link the eastern and western sides of the Manhood Peninsula, which currently have good north/south links with Chichester, but very poor east/west links with each other. The intention is to help revitalise the peninsula economy by providing off road links between Medmerry and the two harbours, using them as a catalyst for creating interest in the area.
The Green Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development document provides an overview of green tourism and economic development on the peninsula, and creates the context for the Green Links across the Manhood (GLaM) Key Policy Statement.
Key documents to date are the GLaM Key Policy Statement and the GLaM Map. Please follow the links below to read the documents:
2. GLaM Map – the map shows the location of the proposed and aspirational projects.
The RSPB's newest nature reserve at Medmerry offers long walks and cycle rides through an amazing new landscape only a stone's throw from Pagham Harbour, with new mudflats, tidal lagoons, saltmarsh, wildlife-friendly farmland, dragonfly-rich ditches and great views and sunsets. Situated on the Manhood Peninsula coast, south of Chichester, this is a ground breaking project and the first of its kind... Read More»
A leaflet has been created by the Selsey Cycle Network, which details the circular cycle routes that go around the Manhood Peninsula. The cycle routes are mainly on minor or traffic free roads and provide access to Chichester and Pagham harbours. They will also take you round the edge of the new nature reserve created as part of the... Read More»
The Destination Management Study was comprised of the Destination Management Plan and supporting publications investigating tourism on the Manhood Peninsula. Please use the link below to read or download the Plan: Destination Management Plan Supporting publications: the following documents about tourist activity on the Manhood Peninsula can be downloaded by clicking on the appropriate title: Revised 2009 Manhood Peninsula Tourist Economic... Read More»