Manhood Peninsula Partnership https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:40:00 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 RSPB Medmerry https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/rspb-medmerry/ Tue, 13 Aug 2019 10:07:07 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4325 Medmerry is one of the RSPB's ‘wild and wonderful’ reserves offering long walks and cycle rides through an amazing landscape of panoramic views and glorious sunsets. The result of one of Europe's largest managed realignment schemes, Medmerry is just a stone's throw from neighbouring Pagham Harbour and linked by public footpaths.
Follow this link to find out more about RSPB Medmerry
Follow this link for a Medmerry Trail Guide to download
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Love British Food https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/love-british-food/ Mon, 12 Aug 2019 10:34:18 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4320 The Sea's the Day project has signed up as a member of Love British Food until the end of 2019. The company is the national organiser of British Food Fortnight (21 Sept  - 6 Oct 2019), and aims to get us all to eat more local produce. For Sea's the Day this means eating more locally caught crab and lobster, and supporting our local fishing industries.

Love British Food now has a little bit of information about Sea's the Day on its own website, and has also listed all the restaurants who kindly gave the project recipes to use on our lovely recipe cards.

Follow this link to read all about it and see who has helped support the project: Love British Food

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Chichester Harbour August Events https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/chichester-harbour-august-events/ Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:58:00 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4295 Advance news! Chichester Harbour Trail - Three day walk
Fri 4 to Sun 6 October - 9am to 5pm
A unique, guided, 38 mile linear walk of the beautiful Chichester Harbour shoreline over three days.  This time we will begin in West Wittering, walking around East Head and making our way along the shoreline to finish in Fishbourne.  Day 2 will be from Fishbourne to Nutbourne via the peninsulas of Bosham and Chidham.  Day 3 from Nutbourne to Thorney Island via Prinsted and then on to Emsworth, finishing in Northney on Hayling Island.  Our meet points will be near car parks but we will be using the public bus services in between.  Detailed arrangements are sent out to walkers a week beforehand.
Fee: £60 for all 3 days (sorry, no option for booking single days). Booking essential here or on 01243 513275

 

Advance news!
Chichester Harbour Trail - Three day walk
Fri 4 to Sun 6 October - 9am to 5pm
A unique, guided, 38 mile linear walk of the beautiful Chichester Harbour shoreline over three days.  This time we will begin in West Wittering, walking around East Head and making our way along the shoreline to finish in Fishbourne.  Day 2 will be from Fishbourne to Nutbourne via the peninsulas of Bosham and Chidham.  Day 3 from Nutbourne to Thorney Island via Prinsted and then on to Emsworth, finishing in Northney on Hayling Island.  Our meet points will be near car parks but we will be using the public bus services in between.  Detailed arrangements are sent out to walkers a week beforehand.
Fee: £60 for all 3 days (sorry, no option for booking single days). Booking essential here or on 01243 513275
Family Activities
Crabbing Competition
Fri 2 August  11am 1½ hrs
New venue!  In partnership with CYE, join us at high tide for a crabbing competition off the houseboat TS Resolute.  Meet promptly to learn the rules and then off you go.  Prizes for the winners.  Bring a bucket and a crabbing line if you can but we have some to borrow. We will provide bait. Bring a picnic for afterwards if the weather is good.
Fee: £4. Booking essential: with CYE at www.cye.org.uk or phone 01243 573375.
Meet: Christian Youth Enterprise Activity Centre, off the private road to Cobnor Farm, Chidham, PO18 8TE.  Free parking.
Crabbing Competition
Wed 28 August  10am 1½ hrs
Join us at high tide for a crabbing competition off the quay.  Meet promptly to learn the rules and then off you go.  Prizes for the winners.  Bring a bucket and a crabbing line if you can, but we will have a limited number to borrow.  We will provide bait.
Fee: £3 per competitor and £1 all others, cash on the day.  Bring a picnic for afterwards if the weather is good.
Meet: Harbour Education Centre, on the quay, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE.  Roadside parking.

Mud Hunt
Fri 9 August  10am 1½ hrs
A fun session starting with mud-themed activities in the classroom followed by a closely-guided walk through the Harbour mud. Dress to get very muddy!
Fee: £3 per child.
Booking essential online or phone 01243 513275.
Meet:  Harbour Education Centre on the quay, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE.  Roadside parking.

Stream Walk
Fri 30 August  4pm 1½ hrs
A short but perfectly formed real adventure - swish through the reeds, squelch through the mud and splash through the water on our adventure into the Harbour itself and up the Fishbourne Meadows stream.  It gets more than knee deep in places. Dress to get wet and muddy, wear footwear that stays on and bring gardening gloves if you’d like to protect your hands.
Fee: £5. Booking essential online or phone 01243 513275.
Meet:  the end of Fishbourne Road East near the A27 flyover (with the pedestrian underpass), known ‘as the road behind Tesco’, Chichester.  Roadside parking.

 

Walks

Sunset Walk
Sat 10 August  6.45pm 2½ hrs
A walk of 4 miles in the company of Judi Darley, Conservancy walks leader, through the countryside and shoreline of Itchenor, stopping on the shoreline to view the Harbour at sunset.  Dress to be warm sitting on the shoreline at dusk.
Fee: £5 cash on the day.
Meet: outside the Harbour Office, Itchenor, PO20 7AW.  Roadside parking or Itchenor pay and display car park, parking charges apply
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Harbour Creekies:  Cobnor Estate
Fri 16 August  10am 2 hrs
A stroll of about 1 mile of the shoreline and estate of Cobnor Farm in the company of Cobnor’s groundsman Mike.  Enjoy a complimentary coffee back at the car park afterwards.
Fee: £5 cash on the day or free to FRIENDSCH members, to join go to www.friendsch.org
Meet: Private car park next to Cobnor House, off the
private road to Cobnor Farm, Chidham, PO18 8TE. Access and free parking by kind permission.

Harbour Hares: 4 Harbour Creeks
Sun 18 August  10am 6 hrs
A faster paced linear 11 mile walk from Chichester to Emsworth passing through Fishbourne, Bosham, Chidham, Nutbourne and Prinsted along the way.  Return by public bus, bring additional money (about £4) or bus pass.  Stagecoach states dogs are accepted at bus driver’s discretion. Bring packed lunch and snacks.
Fee: £5 cash on the day or free to FRIENDSCH members, to join go to www.friendsch.org
Meet: by the Bell Tower next to the Cathedral main entrance, Chichester.  City centre car parks, parking charges apply.

Boating

Try Something New: Gig Rowing
Sat 17 August
Session 1 11.30am-1.00pm adults
Session 2 1.30pm-3.00pm   adults
Session 3 3.30pm-5.00pm  juniors 12-16 years
Come and have a go at one of the fastest growing sports in the Harbour, rowing.  Langstone Gig Club has 4 gigs so can take out several novices at a time with experienced rowers who are club members. Wear old clothes and bring gloves and shoes that can get wet.
Fee: £3.
Booking essential online or phone
01243 513275.
Meet:  Northney Marina, behind the Langstone Hotel, Northney, Hayling Island, PO11 0NG
Free parking. 

Canoe Safari
Sat 24 August  1pm 3 hrs
A fun session in rafted open canoes (no previous skill required) in partnership with Cobnor Activities Centre to both hear about the Harbour’s wildlife and to have a go at canoeing, with qualified instructors. Bring extra footwear to get wet (that stays on, not flipflops) and a change of clothes just in case. Before the activity complete the consent and acceptance of risk form available from the Cobnor Activities Centre website.
Fee: £28 to include all equipment.
Booking essential: with Cobnor Activities Centre at www.cobnor.com.
Meet: Cobnor Activities Centre, Cobnor Point, Chidham, Chichester, PO18 8TE. Free parking.

Image Kath Brett

Solar Heritage Boat Trips
It seems we are in for some scorching weather!  Great chance to grab the family or a friend and get out on the water in Chichester Harbour.

Just imagine gliding along on our solar powered vessel, Solar Heritage, with a cooling breeze wafting by, and the beautiful scenery of the Harbour on display.

You might like to choose one of our music cruises to add to the atmosphere.  Bring some refreshments to enjoy on the trip if you wish.

The easiest way to book is online here or you can phone 01243 513275.

 

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Chichester Harbour https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/chichester-harbour-4/ Wed, 08 May 2019 10:39:11 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4291 Chichester Harbour Conservancy invite you to take part in lots of different activities organised round the harbour this spring.

There is a wealth of things to do in Chichester Harbour both on and off the water from a birdsong walk to a day at the beach, den building to archaeology. Enjoy the Harbour on foot or by bike.  Find out the best places to walk or explore the Salterns Way cycle route. Don't forget Solar Heritage, the solar powered catamaran that has been exploring the furthest reaches of Chichester Harbour for over 10 years.

Please book all activities with Chichester Harbour Conservancy, but first follow this link to find out what you can do when exploring with Chichester Harbour Conservancy

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Selsey Walking & Outdoor Festival 2019 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/selsey-walking-outdoor-festival-2019/ Wed, 08 May 2019 10:25:53 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4289 The Selsey Walking & Outdoor Festival is now in its 6th year, and will be taking place from 25 May to 2 June 2019.

This is a chance to celebrate the amazing wildlife and stunning natural scenery of this unspoilt tip of the Manhood Peninsula. Situated close to the historic city of Chichester, Selsey offers close access to some of the top wildlife destinations on the South Coast. It lies at the heart of the RSPB nature reserves at Pagham Harbour and Medmerry and via a series of linked paths is only a stones-throw from the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Chichester Harbour.An unspoilt fishing town, Selsey boasts a wealth of history and local character, which the walks planned during the week will help visitors and locals to explore. Selsey also boasts some of the finest diving in the UK which can be experienced on the ‘underwater walk’, whilst the flat terrain and designated off-road routes make the festival cycle ride a great family event.

Please follow this link to find out more about what is taking place at the Selsey Walking & Outdoor festival 2019

All events must be booked. You can contact the organisers at selseywalkingfestival@gmail.com, phone 01243 201616 (please use the full number including the area code) or through their Facebook page.

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The Future of Seaside Towns Report https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/the-future-of-seaside-towns-report/ Wed, 08 May 2019 10:14:10 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4287 The House of Lords Select Committee has recently released its new report on the Future of Seaside Towns, which looks at the regeneration of seaside towns and communities.

The report suggests that the 'one size fits all' approach should be avoided, with transport and housing being two of the key issues. The report states:

'Seaside towns must be inspired to regain their pioneering spirit and evolve to meet present day and future challenges. We are convinced that they can reinvent themselves with a long-term, place-based vision—a comprehensive approach that involves working with a range of partners to address multiple causes of social problem in a locality—that is supported by local leaders and grounded in each town’s unique assets'.

Please follow this link to read the full report on the Future of Seaside Towns 

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Chichester Harbour Feb 2019 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/chichester-harbour-feb-2019/ Sun, 03 Feb 2019 17:24:51 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4221

Chichester Harbour Events - February 2019

Special Family Event

Friday 22 February 10am 2 hrs
Bird Bonanza

An event for families to find out about the Harbour birds through fun activities set up by our bird enthusiasts, Rangers, Ecologist, Education Team and partner organisations such as the Solent’s Bird Aware.   Two chances to win! – enter our free draw for a family solar boat ticket and complete the quiz sheet by visiting every stall.  Refreshments available.
Fee:  free entry
Meet: Hayling Island lifeboat station, PO11 9RR

Walks and Talks

Fri 1 February 10am  2 hours
Harbour Creekies: Black Point

A slower-paced stroll of up to 1 ½ miles at Black Point at the entrance to Chichester Harbour with time for coffee afterwards.  Bring money for coffee at the Sailing Club.
Fee: £5 on the day or free to Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number.  To join the Friends click here
Meet:  Hayling Island Sailing Club, PO11 9SL, free parking by kind permission.

Sat 2 February 8.30am 1½ hrs
Bird Watching at Black Point High Tide Roost

A short stroll to view the high tide roost at Black Point with a birding guide.  Dress warmly and bring binoculars if you have them.  No dogs please.
Fee: £5 on the day to include coffee.
Meet: Hayling Island Lifeboat Station, PO11 9SL, free parking by the station by kind permission

Sat 9 February 10am 1½ hrs
Bird Watching at North Common

A short stroll with the Conservancy’s ecologist Pete Hughes (and Harbour coordinator for the national bird counting scheme WeBS) at North Common taking time to look for and hear about the Harbour birds. Dress warmly and bring binoculars if you have them.  No dogs please.
Fee: £5 on the day
Meet: small free car park with height barrier, Northney, Hayling Island  (about 1km from the entrance to the Langstone Hotel on the Northney road).

Sat 9 February 2.30pm 2 hrs
Winter Twigs

A stroll around Chichester Marina and Salterns Copse taking time to look for and identify winter twigs and afterwards at Chichester Yacht Club for a cup of tea and to hear of the folklore associated with our native trees.  With John Arnott, natural history enthusiast.
Fee: £5, booking essential online
Meet: outside Chichester Yacht Club at Chichester Marina, PO20 7EJ, free parking by kind permission.

Sat 16 February  10am 4 hrs
Harbour Hares: Two Harbours

A faster-paced walk of 6 miles from Emsworth, past Warblington church to the old oyster beds in Langstone Harbour and back along the Chichester Harbour shoreline via a stop for a drink at The Royal Oak in Langstone.  Bring money for the pub stop.
Fee: £5 on the day or free to Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number. To join the Friends click here
Meet: end of Warblington Road, Emsworth, PO10 7HW.  Roadside parking.

Image: Sparrow - Paul Adams

Friends of Chichester Harbour Special Events

Fri 8 February FOCH event 7.30pm 1½ hrs
The Anglo Saxon Naval Base in Chichester Harbour

A talk from historic naval archaeologist Dr Philip MacDougall about his work in trying to identify the site of what he believes is the original late-Saxon port in Chichester Harbour that was used by Earl Godwin and his fleet of not less than 20 warships in the years prior to the Battle of Hastings.
Fee: £10 members, booking essential via www.friendsch.org
Meet: Eames Farm, Thorney Island, PO10 8DE

Birdwatching Boat Trips

A gentle trip by solar powered boat up to 2 hours in length, to enjoy the Harbour and with the help of a bird enthusiast look out for and identify the birds found in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dress warmly and bring binoculars.
Tickets: £13

Sunday 10 February  Departs 10.30 - book here
Sunday 17 February  Departs 13.00 - book here

or phone 01243 513275

 

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Selsey Vision https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/selsey-vision/ Wed, 02 Jan 2019 16:45:57 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4219 Selsey Town Council and Chichester District Council are working in partnership with the community on a process called 'Selsey Vision' - an opportunity for all members of our town to give their views on the future of Selsey. Follow this link to find how you can help shape the future of Selsey by contributing your thoughts to the Selsey Vision.

 

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Defra Survey 2019 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/defra-survey-2019/ Wed, 02 Jan 2019 16:25:23 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4213 The government is consulting on mandating biodiversity net gain in development to ensure habitats are protected and enhanced for the future. The consultation opened on 2 December and will run until 10 February 2019. Follow this link to find out more about Defra's Net Gain Survey.

In addition Natural England have produced a simple video that explains biodiversity net gain. View at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=sVR9VZYkMLc.

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Chichester Harbour Jan 2019 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/chichester-harbour-jan-2019/ Wed, 02 Jan 2019 16:15:54 +0000 https://peninsulapartnership.org.uk/?p=4210

Walks

Fri 11 January  10am 2hrs
Harbour Creekies: West Wittering Beach

A slower-paced stroll of up to 2 miles on the beach at the entrance to Chichester Harbour, with time for coffee afterwards.  Even though it is winter the café will be open for us.  Bring £2 for the car park fee and money for the café.
Fee: £5 on the day or free to Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number. To join the Friends click here
Meet: by the café in West Wittering beach car park PO20 8AU.   

Sat 12 January  10am 5 hours
Harbour Hares: 2 Villages and a Ferry

A faster-paced walk of 7 miles along the shoreline and in the countryside of two of the Harbour’s villages, Itchenor and Bosham, with two ferry rides and time for a lunch break in Bosham at the Sailing Club by kind permission.  Bring £4 (discounted fee) for the return ferry rides and a packed lunch.
Fee: £5 on the day or free to Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number.  To join the Friends click here
Meet:  outside the Harbour Office, Itchenor, PO20 7AW, roadside and pay and display parking.

Image Roger Pagram

 

Photography with Iain McGowan

Sat 26 January 9.30am 6 hours
Photography with Iain McGowan

Be inspired by the Harbour and the guidance of professional Iain McGowan to take great photographs in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).  Dress for outdoors and bring footwear for muddy conditions.  Bring a packed lunch.  Any camera will be suitable.  Half day review session to share your favourite shots 10am-12noon on Saturday 23 February.
Fee: £28 for both sessions (minimum age 15 years).  Booking essential here.
Meet: Clubroom at Paynes Boatyard, Thornham Lane, Thorney Island, PO10 8DD.  Free parking by kind permission.

Boat Trips

Solar Heritage - Bird Watching Trips

There are just two of these special trips sheduled this month to enable you to see the wonderul birds of the Harbour from the water.  Each trip has an expert on board to give a commentary and answer questions.

Please bring binoculars and camaras if you have them - there are some binoculars available on board.

Numbers are limited to allow good visibility so book your place soon.  Each trip lasts up to two hours and is weather dependent.

Sunday 13     departs 10.30am - book here
Saturday 26   departs 10.30am - book here

Fare: Adults £13/Child up to 16 years £5

Curlew - Paul Adams

Please contact Chichester Harbour Conservancy to book a place on any of these events:

Either phone the Harbour Office on 01243 512301 or email: info@conservancy.co.uk

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