9.00am Mindful Walking
1 mile (approx. 50 mins walking time)
In this event walking on an expanse of beach at low tide is accompanied by an audio guide. The guide consists of a series of suggestions and invitations to enhance your participation, in addition to some short pieces of music and spoken word. We hope that this guide will pique your interest and bring a sense of freshness and curiosity to the experience of the body and walking in an inter-tidal space. Please join us afterwards for a hot drink and a pastry and to share any experiences of the walk at 10:30am at The Coast Yard, Selsey PO20 0LX.
We are keen to make this event as inclusive as possible and it is open to all. The walking itself is gentle overall and you are actively encouraged to choose the way in which you participate in the walk to accommodate your body as it is on that day, and in that moment. Walking, standing, and some brief periods of sitting and lying down will be on a mostly sandy beach although there is usually a short but fairly steep bank of shingle to negotiate to get down to the beach itself. Please wear clothing appropriate for these activities and for the weather on the day.
The event is restricted to 20 places. MP3 players with headphones and pre-loaded with the audio guide and ready for use are supplied on the day.
Meet at Marine Gardens car park, Hillfield Road, Selsey
Postcode PO20 0LJ
£3 per person for the walk only.
£6 per person includes the walk, a hot drink and a pastry.
Contact Linda Fisher on 07796807463. To visit website, click here.
9.30am Medmerry Nature Reserve with the RSPB (or 10.00am if not using pre-booked transport)
With the flora and fauna busily getting on with the trials of life, this is a great time to join us on a 6 mile walk round the wonderful RSPB Medmerry reserve. The walk will finish at the Breach Viewpoint, near West Sands, Selsey (there is a 51 bus every half hour from West Sands to Chichester). Booking essential and limited to 20 people. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.
Meet 9.30am at the RSPB Visitor Centre, Pagham Harbour PO20 7NE, on the B2145 between Sidlesham and Selsey (to be driven across to Earnley), or 10am at Earnley car park PO20 7JL.
£4 per person.
Contact RSPB Pagham Harbour on 01243 641 508 for more information.
10.00am Toddler Spring Trail, Bracklesham Bay
This walk is aimed at families with children aged 0-5, and is a toddler/buggy friendly walk with a treasure trail game to find objects along the way. The walk will end with a picnic (there will be some food provided, but feel free to bring your own favourites) and a play with some toys.
2 per family
Meet at Bracklesham Barn, Beech Avenue, Bracklesham Bay,
Postcode PO20 8HU
Contact the Selsey Children and Family Centre on 01243 642 906 to book your place and for further information.
10.30pm The Night Sky
(NB weather permitting – alternative date will be Wednesday 31st at 10.30pm)
A great success last year. Dr John Mason MBE, Principal Lecturer at South Downs Planetarium will take us along the shore for an hour or so giving us an expert look at the night sky. Dr Mason has over 30 years’ experience in astronomy, astrophysics and space technology and has appeared many times on Sky at Night. Please bring a torch!
Meet at Oval Field, Oval Lane, Selsey,
Postcode PO20 0JN
£4 per person
Contact Ann on 07722 827 220 for more information.
Please book the events you are interested in here and note that places are limited on some events.