Fri 6 October 10am 2hrs Harbour Creekies: Dell Quay to Chichester Marina Features: A gentle walk of 2½ miles from Dell Quay to Chichester Marina and back with refreshments in the classroom with a view of the Harbour afterwards. Fee: £5 on the day (free to Friends of Chichester Harbour, bring membership number). To join click here. Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE. Roadside parking.
Sun 22 October 9.30am 2hrs Harbour Hares: View over Chichester Harbour Features: A 4 mile walk to Kingley Vale, stopping at the best vantage points for views over Chichester Harbour. Fee: £5 on the day (Friends of Chichester Harbour free, bring membership number). To join click here. Meet: West Stoke free car park, PO18 9BE
Tue 24 October 10am 2hrs Autumn Colour Hunt for Families Features: A fun walk from Dell Quay to Chichester Marina and back collecting nature’s treasures in the colours of Autumn on a special rainbow-coloured recording sheet. Fee: £5 per family (up to 4 people, £1 for each extra) on the day. Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE. Roadside parking.
Sun 29 October 9.30am 1½hrs The Joan Edom Bird Walk Features: A bird watching walk at Nutbourne, held in memory of Joan Edom, Chichester Harbour’s first Conservation Warden. With local patch watcher and bird enthusiast Mick Evans. Bring binoculars, no dogs please. Fee: £5 on the day. Meet: by the gate in Farm Lane, Nutbourne, PO18 8SA. Roadside parking.
Thu 5 October 7pm 1½hrs -Places still available Maritime Archaeological Discoveries Features: A talk by Alistair Byford-Bates, Historic Environment Fisheries Liaison Officer for FIPAD (Fishing Industries Protocol for Archaeological Discoveries) on local maritime finds. (Bring a torch for returning to your car at the end as it gets quite dark at Eames Farm.) Fee: £5 per person. Booking essential online or on 01243 513275 . Meet: Eames Farm, Thorney Road, Thorney Island, PO10 8DE. Roadside parking.
Sat 21 October 3.30pm 1½hrs -Places still available Seals in Chichester and Langstone Harbours Features: hear about the Common and Grey seals in our local Harbours from the surveys that we now carry out on a regular basis. With volunteer John Arnott, expert on marine mammals. Fee: £5. Booking essential online or on 01243 513275. Meet: Lifeboat Station, Bracklesham Road, Hayling Island, PO11 9SJ. Free parking next to the station by kind permission of the RNLI.
Sun 15 October 10am 4hrs – Just 4 places left Sketching the Shoreline Features: Sue Ogilvy, artist and Conservancy teacher will lead this workshop starting with an introduction to different drawing techniques. We will then walk along the shoreline making a series of sketches using different media such as pencil, pen, pastels and watercolour. Then we will return to the classroom and learn how to use the sketches to develop a final piece. Basic materials will be provided but you might like to bring your own, a sketchbook and a light folding seat. Please bring a packed lunch and outdoor clothes. Fee: £20 per person. Booking essential online or on 01243 513275. Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE. Roadside parking.
Wed 25 Oct 10am 3hrs – Just 1 place left on this popular event Make a Fish in Willow Features: Create a fish in willow under the guidance of professional willow workers, Elaine and Ganesh Kings, while listening to Ganesh’s stories of fishing in the Harbour. All materials supplied. Fee: £20 adults, £15 children (minimum age 10 years). Booking essential online or on 01243 513275. Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE. Roadside parking.
Sat 28 October 4pm 2hrs -Places still available Geology of the Downs and Harbour Features: A fun session learning the geological layers that make up the South Downs and Chichester Harbour using modelling clay. Afterwards you can take home your wonderful work of art. Led by geology expert David Bone. Fee: £10. Booking essential online or on 01243 513275. Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay, PO20 7EE. Roadside parking.
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.
Please visit our website to view the timetable for October. You can book online or call 01243 513275.
Friends of Chichester Harbour members are offered a discount of £1 per ticket. Please quote membership number when booking. To join please click here.
Meet: on the viewing platform in front of the Harbour Office 15 minutes before departure time and the crew will collect you. Park in the pay and display car park near The Ship pub - PO20 7AE.