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RSPB Medmerry

RSPB Medmerry
Medmerry is one 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. This five-minute video tells the story of its creation.
Pay Medmerry a visit in winter and you stand a good chance of seeing birds of prey, wildfowl and waders, and large flocks of linnets and finches. Find out more about Medmerry, including how to get here by following this Medmerry link.

Nature and Conservation

Nature and Conservation

The peninsula contains several internationally important nature conservation areas (see wildlife page). Extensive consultation took place to examine how the environmental character of the Manhood could be enhanced by the Medmerry managed realignment scheme and how it could benefit the local population, through sensitive management of habitat and tourism. The scheme has been sucessfully completed and is now managed... Read More»

Solar Boat

Solar Boat

There are many environmental benefits to be found when using an electrically driven Solar Powered catamaran as opposed to more conventional fuel driven vessels: · Silent running – therefore no disturbance to birds, animals or humans · No exhaust emissions – therefore no CO2 contribution to greenhouse gases · The twin hull configuration contributes two major benefits; tremendous stability and no wash.... Read More»

1950's Selsey sea defences

1950's Selsey sea defences

Sea defences have been required in the Manhood Peninsula for many years. A great deal of work was needed following a particularly bad storm in December 1951 which wrecked houses along the Selsey sea front, and led to their subsequent demolition. Following is a gallery of images courtesy of Royal Haskoning, the Coastal Engineering Consultant for Chichester District, showing the coastline and sea defences evolve... Read More»