Selsey Walking and Outdoor Festival


Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 festival.


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Welcome to the annual Selsey Walking and Outdoor Festival.

We have a fabulous week of walks, cycling, natural history and snorkelling. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the glorious coastal and rural setting while savouring the unique history of the region.

00-star-space-hubble-tile7We are pleased to announce that Dr John Mason MBE will again be leading our stargazing walk. John has been actively involved in science for over 30 years with astronomy, astrophysics and space technology as his main areas of expertise. He is a frequent broadcaster on TV and radio, worked on Tomorrow’s World and appeared many times with Sir Patrick Moore on Sky at Night. He has recently made several radio broadcasts about our local astronaut Tim Peake who went to Chichester High School for Boys. He is currently principal lecturer at The South Downs Planetarium and a Visiting Professor at Chichester University. 

The wonderful people from Owls about Town have also agreed to show us their fantastic collection of owls. Andy and his team are passionate about the strigiformes and will offer a fascinating talk about them.

We also have a free Selsey Explorers event for all the family with the opportunity to win prizes. More details here

Other confirmed events are:

  • A tour of the magnificent newly developed Medmerry coastline with a guide from the RSPB
  • A guided tour of bat life in the area with an expert from the Manhood Wildlife and Heritage Group
  • Toddler walks
  • Local history from an expert historian focusing on the railway cottages
  • Fantastic cycle trail
  • Selsey garden tour
  • The Selsey Tramway walk
  • Nordic walking
  • A mindfulness experience
  • The Selsey Explorers’ treasure hunt
  • A chance to experience snorkelling led by our expert local team, Mulberry Divers and no experience needed for most events
  • and of course, all our popular walks and cycling around the area with history, nature and sea as a backdrop.

You can contact us at, phone 01243 201616 (please use the full number including the area code) or through our Facebook page.

The event brochure can be downloaded from the menu on the left of this page.

Please book the events you are interested in here and note that places are limited on some events.


windmillbunn1 (Large)This is a chance to celebrate the amazing wildlife and stunning natural scenery of this unspoilt tip of the Manhood Peninsula. Situated close to the historic city of Chichester, Selsey offers close access to some of the top wildlife destinations on the South Coast. It lies at the heart of the RSPB nature reserves at Pagham Harbour and Medmerry and via a series of linked paths is only a stones-throw from the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Chichester Harbour.

An unspoilt fishing town, Selsey boasts a wealth of history and local character, which the walks planned during the week will help visitors and locals to explore. Selsey also boasts some of the finest diving in the UK which can be experienced on the ‘underwater walk’, whilst the flat terrain and designated off-road routes make the festival cycle ride a great family event.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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