Midhurst Footpath Companions
Walking in Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey.

Chidham Day Walk 11th September 2019

Jennifer concluded the weather was conducive to a wonderful walk from Prinsted Marina, going east around the shoreline with the tide at its fullest and stopping to look out over to Thorney Island from a well placed bird hide, (just a few old birds seen inside). A number of Common Seals do inhabit this area, protected by the Chichester Conservancy Trust and as the only known rookery (the breeding grounds of seals are also known as rookeries) in the Eastern English Channel, seals are very important, but unfortunately none were seen on this outing. On to Cobnor Point overlooking the delightful Bosham Channel, and eventually to Chidham and The Old House at Home, who provided a delicious lunch, so delicious some just had to have dessert and no one wanted to leave to start walking again. Staggering (from food) out of the pub this time going a little across country back to Prinsted, the scenery was looking very different with the tide now out. An excellent walk of over seven and half miles. Many many thanks to Isabel and Pauline for their contributions to this report.