Wed 2 August 9.30am 3hrs Wildflowers of Shingle and Saltmarsh Features: A stroll of 2 miles taking time to look for and identify the plants of the shingle and saltmarsh in the company of naturalist John Arnott. Fee: £5 on the day. Meet: on the Village Green, by the public toilets, West Wittering, PO20 8AJ. Roadside parking
Fri 4 August 10am 2hrs Harbour Creekies: Prinsted Features: A stroll of 3 miles along the shoreline to Nutbourne and back via the old orchards. There is one stile to cross on this walk. Fee: £5 on the day to include refreshments (free to Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number. To join click here). Meet: Clubroom, Paynes Boatyard, Thornham Lane, Thorney Island, PO10 8DD. Free parking by kind permission of the owner
Thu 17 August 5.30pm 1½hrs Nordic Walking Features: Bring your walking poles and learn how to use them for health benefits and to exercise in the Nordic Walking way. For all levels of fitness. Fee: £5 on the day. Meet: outside Harbour Office, Itchenor, PO20 7AW. Parking in pay and display car park.
Sun 27 Aug 10am 6hrs Harbour Hares: Two Villages and a Ferry Features: A 7 mile walk of the Harbour countryside and shoreline Fee: £5 on the day (free to Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number. To join click here). Meet: outside Harbour Office, Itchenor, PO20 7AW, pay and display car park.
Thu 3 August 11am 1½hrs Stream Adventure for Families Features: An intrepid walk through the reeds of Fishbourne stream at the top of the Harbour channel. We will be looking out for signs of wildlife, especially water voles. Please bring tall, clean boots and have your arms and legs covered. Minimum age 8 years. Fee: £3 per person, advance booking essential. You can book online or call the office on 01243 513275. Meet: by Fishbourne Mill Pond, Mill Lane, Fishbourne, PO19 3JP. Roadside parking.
Thu 10 August 10am 1½hrs Stream Adventure for Families See details above Fee: £3 per person, advance booking is essential. Book online or phone the office on 01243 513275 Meet: Fishbourne Mill Pond, Mill Lane, Fishbourne, PO19 3JP. Roadside parking.
Mon 21 August 10.30am 1½hrs Crabbing Competition Features: Join us at high tide for a crabbing competition. Meet promptly to learn the rules then off you go! Prizes for the top three winners. Bring a bucket and crabbing line if you have them, if not borrow one of ours (if busy, our kit may have to be shared). Fee: £3 on the day per person competing, to include refreshments and bait, £1 all others. No need to book. Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE. Roadside parking.
Harbour Boat Trips Aboard 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 a waterproof is advised. There is a toilet onboard and the boat is fitted with a wheelchair lift.
Trips are currently departing from the jetty in Emsworth.
You can book in advance online or by phoning 01243 513275 but tickets are also sold from the boat on the day.
The August Timetable is here.
Departures from Emsworth: Please go to the bottom of South Street, walk 300m along the Promenade and wait at the top of the jetty 15 minutes before departure time and the crew will collect you. Park in the pay and display car park in South Street PO10 7EH.
Canoe and Kayak Safaris
Sat 12 August 1pm 3hrs Canoe Safari Features: In rafted open canoes (no previous skill required) A fun session run in partnership with Cobnor Activities Centre to both hear about the Harbour’s wildlife and to have a go at canoeing,