Outdoors and Nature in the Chichester area

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Outdoors sports

Harbour Creekies: Emsworth

3 May 2019, 10:00 - 12:00

Visitors car park, Emsworth Yacht Harbour, Thorney Island, PO10 8BP

A slower-paced walk from Emsworth Yacht Harbour to Emsworth Centre and back in the company of Judi Darley, Conservancy walk leader. Perhaps stop for a coffee or lunch afterwards at the Marina café, The Deck (phone 01243 376161 to book a table if you would like to have lunch there). . . .
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Dawn Chorus

5 May 2019, 04:30 - 07:30

Visitors’ car park on the entrance road to Chichester Marina, PO20 7EJ. Free parking.

A gentle stroll to experience and listen to the dawn chorus as we make our way from Chichester Marina to Salterns Copse and then along to Dell Quay as the sun rises. We will stop for breakfast at Dell Quay before you choose either to walk back on your own. . .
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Moonlight Walk

11 May 2019


Be a star for St Wilfrid’s!. Join #TeamWilf on Saturday 11th May for a 5 or 10 mile sponsored walk through Chichester – walk to remember a loved one, walk with family and friends, walk to show you care. Starting at Westgate Leisure Centre, we will unveil the brand new. . .
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Seashore Life

11 May 2019, 09:30 - 11:00

Meet: by the gate at the far end of West Wittering Beach car park, PO20 8AU. Parking charges apply.

A short stroll on the beach taking time to look for and identify the seashore life found in the sand, pools and on the groynes. With naturalist John Arnott. Fee: £5. Booking essential online or phone 01243 513275. . . .
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Spring Bird Walk

12 May 2019, 08:00 - 10:00

Meet: by the gate next to the public footpath in Farm Lane, Nutbourne, PO18 8SA. Roadside parking.

Stroll the shoreline at Nutbourne taking time to listen and look for the springtime birds in the company of local bird enthusiast Mick Evans. Bring binoculars, no dogs please. Fee: £5 cash on the day. . . .
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Harbour Safari in Drascombe Longboats

17 May 2019, 16:00 - 18:30

Meet: CYE Activity Centre, on the private road to Cobnor Farm, Chidham, PO18 8TE. Free parking.

A sailing tour of the Harbour led by qualified instructors from our local activity centre CYE , followed by a picnic tea. Suitable for all ages and sailing abilities. Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and footwear to get wet. Fee: £29 to include all equipment and picnic. Booking essential:. . .

Harbour Hares: The Witterings and Itchenor

19 May 2019, 10:00 - 16:00

East Wittering PO20 8BN

A faster paced 11 mile circular walk led by Judi Darley, Conservancy walk leader, from East Wittering, across fields to the Harbour village of Itchenor, along the shoreline to the sand dunes of East Head and returning to the start via the coastal route from West Wittering. Bring a packed. . .
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Meet the Conservancy’s Planning Officers

20 May 2019, 10:30 - 12:00

Eames Farm PO10 8DE

A talk on the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Planning Guidelines by the Conservancy’s Planning Officer Steve Lawrence with coffee afterwards and then an opportunity for a free a 10 minute 1 to 1 consultation with either Steve or David Rothery. Sign up for your slot on arrival. Fee: free. . .
oxmarket tidy up
Come join our team and bring your Marigolds, secateurs, trowels and knee pads and please help us tidy up the beds and paths around the Oxmarket Gallery on Tuesday 21 st May at 5pm. Then unwind and join us for wine, beer and nibbles. Spread the word and bring friends. . .
Arts heritage Outdoors

Selsey Walking and Outdoor Festival

25 May - 2 June 2019

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. . .
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heritage Outdoors

Trek the Selsey Tramway

25 May 2019, 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. . .
the Hamblin Trust
We are delighted to announce that the Hamblin Plant Nursery will be opening at 11am on Saturday 25th May, 11 – 3 pm, and then on the Sunday and BH Monday, also 11 – 3 pm. We will be selling cut flowers, plants for you to put in your garden. . .
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Outdoors sports

Canoe Safari

25 May 2019, 13:00 - 16:00

Cobnor Activities Centre Trust

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. . .
food Outdoors

Afternoon Tea at The Piggery

26 May 2019, 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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Dog Show

27 May 2019, 11:00 - 17:00

| The Kennels at Goodwood

The Kennels’ Dog Show makes a welcomed return to The Kennels and the Duchess’ Paddock this Bank Holiday Monday. This is the complete day out for you and your four-legged friend with a number of activities, along with your chance to treat your dog to gifts from the market. Show. . .
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Beach Microplastic Survey

28 May 2019, 10:00 - 13:00

Eames Farm Meeting Room, Thorney Road, Thorney Island, PO10 8DE

Join us and David Jones of www. justoneocean. org to survey Pilsey beach for microplastics. All equipment supplied. Suitable for all ages. Dress for the weather and bring snacks and a packed lunch. No dogs please. Fee: £3. Booking essential: with CHC at www. conservancy. co. uk or phone 01243. . .

Selsey's Secret Inhabitants

28 May 2019, 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. . . .

Marvellous Moths

30 May 2019, 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. . .
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