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Chichester Harbour March 2018

Chichester Harbour March 2018

Chichester Harbour Events - March 2018


Image courtesy of Paul Gonella

Fri 2 March 10am 2½hrs
Harbour Creekies: Prinsted and Nutbourne

A stroll of 3 miles along the shoreline to Nutbourne and back via the old orchards. There is one stile to cross on this walk.
Fee: £5 on the day to include refreshments, free for Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number.  To join click here
Meet: Clubroom, Paynes Boatyard, Thornham Lane, Thorney Island, PO10 8DD. Free parking by kind permission of the boatyard.

Sat 17 March  10am 5hrs
Harbour Hares: Hayling Island

Features: a 9 mile linear walk along the Hayling Billy track to the entrance of Langstone Harbour, then along the coastline to finish by the Lifeboat Station at the entrance to Chichester Harbour.
After meeting up we will travel by minibus to the start of the walk. Bring a packed lunch.
Fee: £5 on the day or free for members of Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number. To join click here.
Meet: upstairs in the Hayling Island Lifeboat Station, off Bracklesham Road, Hayling Island, PO11 9RR. Free parking by kind permission of the RNLI.


Sun 4 March 10am 3hrs
Time Off for Art

Features: allow yourself time off to drop in for our Harbour Art workshop led by Conservancy Teacher Fran Davies. At the start Fran will talk through some ideas inspired by the natural environment of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and you are then free to spend time as you wish on your own artwork. Some basic materials will be available but it is recommended that you bring your own. Suitable for all levels of ability.
Fee: £15 to include tea/coffee. Booking essential online or phone 01243 513275.
Meet: Harbour Education Centre, on the quay, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE. Roadside parking.

Mon 12 March 10am 3hrs
Time Off for Art

See details above but note change of venue. Book here.
Meet: Clubroom, Paynes Boatyard, Thornham Lane, Thorney Island, PO10 8DD. Free parking by kind permission of the boatyard.

Solar Heritage Boat Trips

Solar Heritage is a 14-metre solar powered catamaran licensed for public boat trips. She can carry up to 50 passengers. The boat is open-sided for unimpeded views so warm clothing and wet weather gear is advised. There is a toilet onboard and the boat is fitted with a wheelchair lift.

Booking in advance is recommended for  trips departing from Itchenor.  Please visit our website or call 01243 513275 to book.

Friends of Chichester Harbour members are offered a discount of £1 per ticket. Please quote membership number when booking. To join please go to

Departures from Itchenor: Please wait on the viewing platform in front of the Harbour Office 15 minutes before departure time and the crew will collect you. Park in the pay and display car park near The Ship pub - PO20 7AE.

The timetable is available here.

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