Chichester Harbour Events - August
Fri 5 August Solar Heritage Trip: Smugglers
4pm / 1 hour
Are you brave enough to join our trip and hear about the dastardly deeds of days gone by? Stories and fun activities aimed at younger ones and their families. One hour boat trip departing from the public jetty at Emsworth. £6 adults, £3 children. No pre-booking – tickets will be sold on the boat during departure.
Sun 7 August Earth, Air and Water: Print-making
10am / 4 hours
An introduction to print-making inspired by Chichester Harbour with Fran Davies, artist and Conservancy teacher. All materials will be provided. Bring a packed lunch.
Fee: £7 to include materials and refreshments. Booking essential on 01243 513275. Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay PO20 7EE.
Fri 12 August Solar Heritage Trip: I Spy
11am / 1 hour
Departs from Emsworth. A trip especially designed for younger ones and their families. What can you spot whilst enjoying a trip on the solar boat? £6 adults, £3 children. No pre-booking – tickets will be sold on the boat during departure.
Sun 14 August Six Harbour Villages Walk
9:30am / 5 hours
A 9 mile (14 km) walk along the shoreline and through the countryside of six of the harbour’s villages; Bosham, Fishbourne, Apuldram, Dell Quay, Birdham and Itchenor with a ferry ride. Bring snacks and a packed lunch and please note that some of the paths are tidal and likely to be muddy.
Fee: Please bring £1.50 to pay the ferryman direct
Meet: Bosham pay and display car park, PO18 8HY.
Wed 17 August Early Morning Beach Walk
7:30am / 1.5 hours
A 3 mile (5 km) early morning walk on the beach at the entrance to Chichester Harbour when the tide is especially low.
Fee: reduced parking £3 per car, BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275.
Meet: next to the Windsurfing Club, West Wittering Beach Car Park PO20 8AU
Fri 19 August Solar Heritage Trip: Smugglers
3pm / 1 hours - see Fri 5th for details
Tue 23 August Mud Hunt
10am / 2 hours
Hear about why the harbour mud is important for nature but can be dangerous for us. Eat worms, shrimps and shellfish like the harbour birds! Then we go on a mud walk. Dress to get wet and muddy. All attendees must hear the safety briefing at 10am.
Fee: £3 per person, to include refreshments,
Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE.
Fri 26 August Solar Heritage Trip - I Spy
9:30am / 1 hour - see Fri 12 for details
Sat 27 August Channel Hopper Walk
9am / 7 hours
A 14 mile (22km), walk linking Chichester with Havant and the four main channels of Chichester Harbour in between. Bring a packed lunch, snacks and footwear for muddy tidal paths. Return to Chichester independently by bus or train (information will be available at the start).
Meet: by The Bell Tower next to Chichester Cathedral, Chichester, PO19 1PX
Solar Heritage Trips
All these trips depart from the public jetty at Emsworth. No pre-booking, just turn up about 15 minutes before departure.
£6 adults / £3 children up to 16 years. More details.
Wed 3 Aug 14:00
Thur 4 Aug 14:30
Sat 6 Aug 16:00
Sat 6 Aug 17:30
Sun 7 Aug 17:00
Sun 7 Aug 18:30
Thur 11 Aug 11:00
Sat 13 Aug 11:00
Sat 13 Aug 12:30
Sun 14 Aug 11:30
Sun 14 Aug 13:00
Mon 15 Aug 12:30
Tue 16 Aug 13:00
Wed 17 Aug 14:00
Thur 18 Aug 14:00
Sat 20 Aug 15:00
Sat 20 Aug 16:30
Sun 21 Aug 16:00
Sun 21 Aug 17:30
Sat 27 Aug 10:00
Sat 27 Aug 11:30
Sun 28 Aug 10:30
Sun 28 Aug 12:00
Mon 29 Aug 11:00
Tue 30 Aug 12:00
Wed 31 Aug 12:30
Art at Upper House in Support of the John Davis Memorial Fund
An art exhibition is being held 24-25 September at Upper House, Itchenor. The exhibition is to raise funds for the John Davis Memorial Fund to go towards the purchase a wheelie boat for injured service personnel and their families to use in Chichester Harbour. More information.