Saturday, 1 May 2010

Chichester Harbour events- May

May is a busy month of the year for Thornham Marina, have a look what else is going on in Chichester harbour this month for you to take part in.We have a list from the Conservancy below of the variety of events and walks Chichester harbour have on offer. All sorts of subjects are covered from photography (2 May), to Gardening (23 May) and Fishing (29 May).

Terror Sailing Trips

Places still left on the following sailings: 6 May 17:00 / 12 May 10:00 / 15 May 12:00 / 18 May 14:30
Come aboard the restored Victorian oyster boat Terror for a 2 hour sailing trip from Emsworth. £12.50 adults, £5 children. For dates and times and to book please call 01243 513275.

Sun 2 May Earth, Air and Water: Introduction to Abstract Digital Photography
10am / 3 hours
After an introduction indoors, we will explore the shoreline with our digital cameras. Bring your own camera (check that you have enough battery power for the session), outdoor gear and footwear for muddy conditions. Safety briefing 10am prompt.
Fee: £5 per person to include refreshments, BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 512301.
Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay

Tues 2 May Solar Boat Trip: Harbour Legends
Departs: Itchenor At: 15:00 Fare: £7 / £3.50
Come onboard the Solar Heritage to hear fishy tales of days gone by. All tickets to be booked in advance on 01243 513275.

Mon 3 May Solar Boat Trip: Harbour Discovery
Departs: Itchenor At: 11:00 Fare: £7 / £3.50
Come onboard the Solar Heritage to see Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary. All tickets to be booked in advance on 01243 513275.

Sat 8 May Earth, Air and Water: Environmental Art with Shoreline Found Objects
10am / 6 hours
Introduction followed by a shoreline scavenger hunt to obtain materials to create a piece of artwork inspired by Chichester Harbour. We’ll then work in the classroom. Basic materials will be provided but you might like to bring a supporting base for your work. Bring outdoor clothes and footwear for muddy conditions. Bring a small bucket for your finds and a packed lunch.
Fee: £7 to include refreshments, BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 512301.
Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay

Sun 9 May Geology of Apuldram Church
2:30pm / 2 hours
An opportunity to look closely at the surprising variety of building stones found in Apuldram Church in the company of local geology enthusiast David Bone.
Meet: Apuldram Church

Sun 9 May Solar Boat Trip: Harbour Nature
Departs: Itchenor At: 11.00 Fare: £7 / £3.50
Come onboard the Solar Heritage to hear more about the wildlife of this unique area. All tickets to be booked in advance on 01243 513275.

Wed 12 May Sandy Point Walk
10am / 2 hours
A stroll around Hayling Island’s Sandy Point Nature Reserve looking at the distinctive plants and animals of the coastal heath and sand dunes. With Hampshire County Council’s Countryside Rangers (tel. 02380 402534).
Meet: Sandy Point Nature Reserve, Hayling Island

Sat 15 May Solar Boat Trip: Harbour Discovery
Departs: Itchenor At: 15.00 Fare: £7 / £3.50
Come onboard the Solar Heritage to see Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary. All tickets to be booked in advance on 01243 513275.

Sun 16 May Earth, Air and Water: Print-making Inspired by Chichester Harbour
10am / 4 hours
An introduction to print-making inspired by Chichester Harbour with Fran Davies, artist and Conservancy teacher. All materials will be provided.
Fee £7 to include materials and refreshments, BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 512301
Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay

Fri 21 May Introduction to the Wheelchair-friendly paths of Chichester Harbour
2pm / 1½ hours
A short presentation indoors in our classroom on the locations of the official and permissive paths that are suitable for wheelchairs. Followed by complimentary refreshments. The safety barrier onto the quay will be left raised for access and parking next to the classroom but please note that the surface is gravel and the quay has a shoreline location.
Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay

Sat 22 May Langstone to Emsworth Walk
9:30am start / 2½ hours
A 5 mile (8 km) walk from Langstone along the Chichester Harbour shoreline to Emsworth, returning via the hamlet of Warblington after half an hour’s break for an optional cafe stop in the village. Please note that some of the route is along shoreline shingle.
Meet: The Ship Inn, Langstone

Sun 23 May Your Garden in Chichester Harbour AONB
10am / 2 hours
An introduction to how you can manage your garden in the Chichester Harbour countryside with respect to the natural environment and landscape. To include an overview of the protected habitats of the harbour area, and suggestions on what to plant.
Fee £3 to include refreshments, BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 512301
Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay

Sun 23 May Solar Boat Trip: Harbour Discovery
Departs: Itchenor At: 11.00 Fare: £7 / £3.50
Come onboard the Solar Heritage to see Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary. All tickets to be booked in advance on 01243 513275.

Sat 29 May Introduction to Fishing
10am / 3 hours
Find out what you need and what you do, and then do some fishing from the quay. Bring any fishing gear that you have but if not we will have some rods to share round. Dress warmly. Refreshments available for a small donation or bring a picnic. For all ages. With Allan Blamire and members of Apuldram Fishing and Boating Club. Safety briefing 10am prompt.
Fee £2 per person on the day, to include bait
Meet: Harbour Education Centre, Dell Quay

Sun 30 May Solar Boat Trip and Walk - In association with National Family Week
12 noon / 1½ hour boat trip and 1 hour walk
Explore the harbour onboard the solar-powered Solar Heritage. Leave the boat at Chichester Marina and then walk 3 miles (5km) through harbour countryside back to the start. Dress warmly and bring refreshments for the boat trip.
Fee: £7 adults, ½ price for children up to 16 years £1.75 BOOKING ESSENTIAL on 01243 513275
Meet: Outside the Harbour Office, Itchenor

Mon 31 May Solar Boat Trip: Harbour Discovery
Departs: Itchenor At: 15.00 Fare: £7 / £3.50
Come onboard the Solar Heritage to see Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With general commentary. All tickets to be booked in advance on 01243 513275.

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