Chichester Harbour Walk
Dell Quay from Chichester Marina
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Walk Route Description
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A short West Sussex walk that is ideal for combing with a leisurely lunch at Dell Quay. Depending on tides you will have varying views from mudflats to high water. The start is the car park (grid ref. SU835010) which is reached off the A286 south of Stocksbridge and signed Chichester Marina.
After parking walk along the south side of the Marina with the many craft to your right. Cross the lock gates and continue north along the footpath running parallel to the shores of the Chichester Channel for just over a mile to Dell Quay.
Turn right along Dell Quay Road, which leads back to the A286. After 500 metres take the footpath (track) on your right (grid ref. SU840027). This leads you past New Barn Farm on your left and continues back to the western end of Chichester Marina. Here turn left, and with the boats to your right, complete the circuit of the Marina and return to the car park.
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Chichester Harbour Walking
Not only one of the few remaining undeveloped coastal areas in Southern England, but rarer still, Chichester Harbour remains relatively wild. Its bright wide expanses and intricate creeks are at the same time a major wildlife haven and among some of Britain's most popular boating waters. Backed by the South Downs, the harbour is a series of tidal inlets, with a narrow mouth to the sea, punctuating areas of fertile farmland. Fringed by a narrow margin of wind-sculptured oaks and hawthorn, the fields in turn give way to salt-marsh and intertidal mud-lands, broken by a maze of creeks and rithes. More Information
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