Discover Medmerry East, 4.5 hours

As summer gives way to autumn, this is a great time to join RSPB guides for a walk around the east side of the Medmerry reserve - a beautiful ‘wild and wonderful’ nature reserve on the Sussex coast. The nature reserve is home to a host of rare wildlife and offers panoramic views across Pagham Harbour. 

Time: 9.45am
Meeting point: RSPB Pagham Harbour Visitor Centre, Selsey Road, Sidlesham, PO20 7NE 
Cost: £7 per person / £4 members. To book, call 01243 641508 or email pagham.harbour@rspb.org.uk

 

Ramblers - Trundle and Kingley Vale, 8.5 miles *FULLY BOOKED*

Join the Ramblers on a walk from the Trundle (an Iron Age hill fort on Saint Roche's Hill, about three miles north of Chichester) to the enchanting Kingley Vale and Bowhill. The route descends West from the Trundle to the Midhurst Road, then onto Binderton to the Kingley Vale Nature Reserve and Bowhill, before returning. The Kingley Vale reserve contains one of the finest yew forests in western Europe, including a grove of ancient trees which are among the oldest living things in Britain. From Bowhill (weather permitting!) there are fine views North to the South Downs and South to the Coast. There are two long, steep ascents on this route. The route passes thorough farmland and woods, and the nature reserve. Paths are generally good, chalky in places, and can be muddy or slippery in wet weather.  

Time: 10am
Meeting point: 7 point car park at the Trundle, North of Goodwood. Grid reference GU872 109. Postcode PO18 0SP.
Cost: Free of cost. Registration in advance is essential. Register here.  

 

Wheel, Walk and Stroll, 6 miles *FULLY BOOKED*

Join Amanda Worne on a leisurely 'Wheel, Roll and Stroll' along the Centurian Way - a lush pathway following the old dismantled Chichester to Midhurst railway line, which closed in 1991. The walk will take you up to the soldiers on Centurian Way where the land opens out - a real highlight! This walk is suitable for wheelchair and pushchair users.

Time: 10am
Meeting point: Westgate outside the entrance to Bishop Luffa School.
Cost: Free of cost. Registration in advance is essential. Register here
 

Weald & Downland Living Museum, 2 miles

Join Richard Pailthorpe, former Museum Director, on a guided two-mile stroll around the Museum parkland which will include the coppiced woodland and the adjoining boundary with West Dean Park. The Museum site forms part of the 19th Century eastern landscaped parkland created by the James family. The walk will explore areas that are not usually accessible to Museum visitors. Participants will learn about the development of the Museum from when it was founded in 1967 and the history of the surrounding landscape over the last 2000 years, taking in some spectacular views along the way. In general the walk will be relatively easy going along established footpaths, however, please note there is one small uphill section. Dogs on a lead and all ages welcome.

Time: 10am
Meeting point: Museum café PO18 0EU
Cost: £5 each to include 50% discount for return visit to Museum.  Booking essential - book here

 

Ramblers - Around Thorney Island, 9 miles *FULLY BOOKED*

Join Ramblers for a coastal walk around Thorney Island, which was used as an RAF station until 1976. The remote shoreline path offers excellent views over the harbour and the vast number of sea birds which congregate there. This a flat nine mile route from the centre of Emsworth - a delightful coastal town - through the marina, Longmire Point, West Thorney, Thorney Marina and Prinsted. The paths are generally good, sometimes narrow. In a few places it is uneven underfoot.  There is one step-thru stile, and steps at Thornham Marina. The paths may be muddy if the weather is wet.

Time: 10.15am
Meeting point: Emsworth Square. Grid reference SU750057. Post code PO10 7AW. Village car park is £2 all day on a Sunday, limited free parking in village. 
Cost: Free of cost. Registration in advance is essential. Register here.  

 

Chichester Tour Guides - Sunday Highlights Walking Tour, 1 hour 30 mins

Work up an appetite for your Sunday lunch with a walking tour of Chichester with a qualified guide. Beginning at the Bell Tower, an easy walk takes you through the ages; from Roman Britain to award winning architecture of the 21st Century, via medieval streets and the Market Cross, Georgian residences, the Cathedral quadrant and much more besides.

Time: 11.30am
Meeting point: Outside the West Door of Chichester Cathedral
Cost: £6 per person. To book, email info@visitchichester.org

 

Sidlesham Heritage Trail, 3 miles 

Join Bill Martin, from the Manhood Peninsula Wildlife and Heritage Group to learn more about the fascinating local history of this delightful coastal village on an easy walk.

Find out why 100 unemployed miners and shipbuilders come to Sidlesham in 1936.  Discover what the Sidlesham Snail was. You'll also find out where the mill was at Sidlesham Quay and learn what part Pagham Harbour played in World War II.

Time: 2pm
Meeting point: RSPB Pagham Harbour car park (PO20 7NE)
Cost: Voluntary contributions to the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group are welcome. Car park charges apply. Registration in advance is essential. Register here