Selsey Walking Festival in the Chichester area

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Selsey Walking and Outdoor Festival

25 May - 2 June

Around Selsey - various locations

Welcome to SWOF2019. We have a fabulous week of walks, cycling, natural history, snorkelling and regional history in and around Selsey – a lovely West Sussex fishing town on the Manhood peninsula. This year we will be running events in collaboration with the Weald and Downland Museum and the Novium. . .
selsey tramway
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Trek the Selsey Tramway

25 May, 09:30 - 15:30

Selsey PO20 0SZ

We follow the tramway, which ran from 1897 to 1935 from Selsey to Chichester, bringing it to life with photographs and anecdotes. We walk the route on tracks, bridleways and footpaths via Pagham Harbour, Sidlesham, Hunston and the Chichester Canal. We will stop for a picnic so bring food and. . .
tea
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Afternoon Tea at The Piggery

26 May, 14:00

Selsey PO20 0SZ

An afternoon stroll to The Piggery Café at Upper Norton visiting the chapel and castle site at Church Norton as well as RAF Selsey on the way. You may also spot a few railway carriage homes!. Bring money for tea and cake (and bus back if you don’t want to. . .
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Games Crafts

Weald and Downland Museum at Selsey

27 May, 14:00

Selsey PO20 0SE

This year, for the first time, the Weald and Downland Museum will be taking part in the Festival with a lovely family event. Heather, the Museum’s Outreach Officer, will be in Manor Green Park, Selsey, teaching us how to make corn dollies which can be enjoyed as a decoration or. . .
dahlia-anemone
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Selsey's Secret Inhabitants

28 May, 13:00

Selsey PO20 0SZ

An opportunity to find out about the wealth of wildlife that Selsey supports. A joint walk hosted by Sarah, Community Wildlife Officer, and Anya, Mulberry Divers, you will be taken from Shore to Sea. A great walk for children and adults but children must be accompanied by an adult. £2. . . .
railway carriages
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All Aboard!

28 May, 18:00

Selsey PO20 0SZ

Explore the East Beach area of Selsey to find out why so many railway carriages arrived here in the 1920s and were later converted into dwellings, identify them today and hear about their history. A leaflet will be provided for those who wish to research this fascinating story further. £3. . . .
eclipse
science

John Mason Night Sky Walk

28 May, 22:30 - 00:00

Selsey. PO20 0JN

Thanks to the pioneering work of Sir Patrick Moore, Selsey has a reputation for astronomy and the Selsey Walking and Outdoor Event is pleased to continue the interest. Dr John Mason MBE , Principal Lecturer at South Downs Planetarium will take us along the shore giving us an expert look. . .
natures way
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Natures Way Foods

29 May, 09:30 - 11:30

Selsey PO20 9HP

Selsey Walking and Outdoor Festival is pleased to announce this group visit to Natures Way Foods, Selsey which is an important business in the area. Fresh thinking has been at the heart of Natures Way Foods from the beginning. It all started in 1994 when we started producing salad with. . .
selsey
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Selsey's History through its Buildings.

29 May, 14:00

Selsey PO20 0JN

Have you ever noticed what a mixture of buildings there are in Selsey? Did you know that people have lived in the area since Palaeolithic times? Not many people know that Christianity in Sussex started here with the landing of St Wilfrid in 681. This event will be a fascinating. . .
moths
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Marvellous Moths

30 May, 08:00 - 10:00

Selsey PO20 0SZ

Moths are far from dull coming in all shapes, colours and sizes, with wonderful names to match. Join us when we open our trap and see what beautiful creatures we have caught from the night before. Led by the RSPB. £3. 00 per person or £8. 00 per family (up. . .
Experience T’ai Chi Chih with a local expert. Created by Justin Stone in 1974, it combines elements of T’ai Chi and Qigong using gentle graceful movements from a standing position which help to balance the flow of energy or ‘chi’ through the body. It combines 19 graceful and soft physical. . .
romans
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Walk like a Roman

30 May, 18:00 - 19:30

Chichester PO19 1JW

Chichester’s walls date from the 3rd century. They were built by the Romans to defend this prosperous town against coastal raiders. As part of Chichester’s Roman Week join us for an elevated stroll around the city walls and find out why the Roman gates were reconstructed in 1911. £5. 00. . .
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