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Events run by Chichester Harbour Conservancy

Discover the birds that visit the Harbour and why they come here.

Special Events

Sat 4 Feb, 7.30pm - 9pm Stargazing at Maybush Copse
A stargazing taster session in Chidham with experts from the South Downs Astronomical Society (SDAS). If it’s a clear night, we may be able to see Taurus, Orion, Gemini, Cancer, Leo and CMa. No equipment or prior knowledge needed. Weather dependent.

Fee: £5 per person on the day, (free to Friends of Chichester Harbour – to join click here, Friends of Maybush  Copse or SDAS).

Meet:  Entrance to Maybush  Copse, Cot Lane, Chidham, PO18 8SP. Roadside parking.

Tues 21 Feb, 11am-3pm Brent Goose Day
Come along to enjoy a family visit for a couple of hours trying our fun and informative activities all about the Harbour birds and especially the Brent Geese. Art activities, bird watching, try a bird hide, meet a bird expert, youngsters’ play area, refreshments, cake stall.

FREE ENTRY, small charge for some activities. Harbour Education Centre and the Quay, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE. Roadside parking.




  

  



Walks

Fri 3 Feb, 10am - 11.30am Harbour Creekies: Black Point
A gentle, 1 1/2 mile walk around Black Point and Sandy Point at the entrance  to Chichester Harbour. Complimentary refreshments at the RNLI Station afterwards - please be aware there is a staircase to be negotiated.
Fee: £5 per person on the day, (free to Friends of Chichester Harbour – to join click here).
Meet:  Hayling  Island Lifeboat Station, Bracklesham Road, Hayling
Island, PO11 9SJ. Free parking by kind permission of RNLI.

Sat 25 Feb, 10am - 12.30pm Harbour Hares: Chidham
A faster-paced, 5 mile walk of the Chidham shoreline taking in three splendid  views: Nutbourne Bay, the main harbour channel, and Bosham. The paths may be muddy and some are well worn. Bring a snack for elevenses.
Fee: £5 per person on the day, (free to Friends of Chichester Harbour to join click here).
Meet:  Cobnor Amenity  Car Park (free). Take Chidham Lane to its southerly point  and the entrance  to the car park is at the point where the road turns to the right.


Birdwatching

Sun 12 Feb, 9am - 10.30am
Birdwatching at Nutbourne Bay
Features: A stroll to look for and identify the Harbour birds. Bring binoculars. No dogs please. Early start due to the tide.
Fee: £5 per person on the day.
Meet:  By the gate in Farm Lane, Nutbourne, PO18 8SA. Roadside parking.

Boat Trips

About Solar Heritage

Solar Heritage is a 14 metre, solar powered catamaran licensed for public boat trips. She can carry up to 50 passengers. The boat is open-sided for unimpeded views so warm  clothing and wet weather gear is advised. There is a toilet onboard and the boat is fitted with a wheelchair lift.

Numbers are limited so booking in advance is essential.

Friends of Chichester Harbour members are offered a discount of £1 per ticket. To join the Friends click here.  Please quote membership number  when booking.

Please meet on the viewing platform outside the Harbour Office at Itchenor, PO20 7AW. Park in the pay and display car park.

Birdwatching for World Wetlands Day
To celebrate World  Wetlands Day take a gentle trip to enjoy the Harbour and look out for and identify the birds found in this internationally important wetland for migrating birds. With a natural history enthusiast  on board.  Dress warmly and bring binoculars.
Fee: £9.50 adult / £4.50 child up to 16 years
Dates:
Sat 4 Feb, 11am, 1 1/2 hrs
Sun 5 Feb, 11am, 1 1/2 hrs

Sat 18 Feb, 11am, 1 1/2 hrs Birdwatching
A gentle trip to enjoy the Harbour and look out for and identify the birds found in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With a natural history enthusiast  on board.  Dress warmly and bring binoculars.
Fee: £9.50 adult / £4.50 child up to 16 years