Wednesday 29 May 2019

09.30am Natures Way Foods

2 hours

Selsey Walking and Outdoor Festival is pleased to announce this group visit to Natures Way Foods, Selsey which is an important business in the area.

Fresh thinking has been at the heart of Natures Way Foods from the beginning. It all started in 1994 when we started producing salad with just one wash line and two staff packing the leaves into bags.

Today we operate four manufacturing sites with over 1100 employees, produce over 240 million units a year and handle over 110,000 tonnes of finished product – from leafy salads to coleslaw, prepared fruit and protein-based salad meals.

As we’ve grown, so have our relationships with our suppliers, customers, the local community and the environment. We have put a variety of systems in place to help us keep our environmental impact as low as possible and support a number of initiatives in our community.

Visit our Selsey production facility and find out more about the journey your salad takes from the field to the fork and how we use our experience and insights to develop new products that consumers want.

Note: There is no internal tour of the facility, so please wear outdoor clothing and footwear.

£2.00 per person, limited to 20 People and must be booked in advance.

Tickets can be booked  here.

Meet at main reception Natures Way Foods Ltd, Park Farm, Chichester Road, Selsey PO20 9HP

Contact Ann on 07722 827 220 for more information.

2.00pm Selsey’s History through its Buildings.

4 miles, 4 hours

Have you ever noticed what a mixture of buildings there are in Selsey? Did you know that people have lived in the area since Palaeolithic times? Not many people know that Christianity in Sussex started here with the landing of St Wilfrid in 681.

This event will be a fascinating tour of discovery for locals and visitors.

Discover how Selsey has developed over the centuries, from 17th century cottages to the 2017 Lifeboat station.

Starting at the Arts-and-Crafts inspired Bill House, we’ll go along the coastal path to discover how the shoreline has changed, through Old Selsey, along the High Street to St Peters church, and on to the old coast guard station. You’ll see Selsey’s oldest buildings, and find out how a small fishing village became a town of over 10,000 people. There will be a coffee break. The walk is circular, flat with one steep step at the end.

It is said that Selsey has more Blue Plaques than any other place in West Sussex. The latest, a tribute to the great Sir Patrick Moore, was recently unveiled at Sir Patrick’s house by his good friend, astronomer, physicist and world renowned Queen guitarist, Brian May, We will be visiting the plaque during the walk and Brian May’s interview about the importance of the plaque can be seen by clicking here

£3.00 per person, £8.00 per family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

Tickets can be booked here.

Meet at the bottom of Grafton Road, Oval Field, Oval Lane Selsey PO20 0JN

Contact Tony on 07957 279 131 for more information.

10.30pm The Night Sky

1 mile, 1 hour

Same as Tuesday 28 May, but will only take place if bad weather prevented the event happening on Tuesday. 

Thanks to the pioneering work of Sir Patrick Moore, Selsey has a reputation for astronomy and the Selsey Walking and Outdoor Event is pleased to continue the interest

Dr John Mason MBE, Principal Lecturer at South Downs Planetarium will take us along the shore 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!

£4 per person.

Tickets can be booked  here.

Meet at Oval Field, Oval Lane, Selsey. PO20 0JN.

Contact Ann on 07722 827 220 for more information.

We cheated with the above award winning photo of the eclipse which was not taken in Selsey. It is so good we thought it was appropriate to add it to this event and Dr Mason was busy tracking the 2017 eclipse as well. Thanks to our good friend Melanie for allowing us to use it. More great photographs can be found on her website –