Chichester Harbour in January
It is easy to feel a little deflated in January after the whirl of Christmas and New Year. Chichester Harbour Conservancy offers a wonderful activities programme to get you out and about, and shake off those mid-winter blues.
Why not join the Harbour Creekies for a gentle stroll around Chichester Marina on Friday 8th January or, if you fancy something a bit more challenging, join the Harbour Hares for a brisk country walk around Itchenor and Birdham on Saturday 23rd January.
There’s an opportunity to go bird watching at Black Point, Hayling Island on Friday 15th January and, for those interested in folklore, natural history enthusiast John Arnott will be exploring Salterns Copse on Sunday 17th January.
Finally, on Sunday 24th January, both budding and expert photographers are welcome to join the Conservancy for an all-day nature and landscape photography session inspired by Chichester Harbour. This popular event starts at Dell Quay and places must be booked in advance.
To book tickets for any Chichester Harbour Conservancy events, please call 01243 513275
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