Walks & Trips

Saturdays June 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15; 2pm.

WALKING TOUR OF THE CITY, CHICHESTER CITY TOURS, NOVIUM MUSEUM, TOWER STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1QH.

Do you know of smugglers in Chichester? How St Faith relates to Sloe Fair?  The origin of the Mound in Priory Park? The young man who married a rich widow? Experienced guides will take you round the pretty back streets and tell you a few tales of local people and events. Tickets £5. Disabled access.

Saturday, June 17, 3pm.

QUAKER GUIDED WALK, CHICHESTER QUAKERS, QUAKER MEETING HOUSE, PRIORY ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NX.

Guided walk to places of Quaker interest, about a mile and a half, about an hour and a half, concluding with tea in the Meeting House. Tickets £3; students and children free. Disabled access.

 

Sunday, June 18, 11.30am. Also Sunday, June 25, 11.30am; Sunday, July 2, 11.30am; Sunday, July 9, 11.30am; Sunday, July 16, 11.30am.

CITY HIGHLIGHTS, CHICHESTER TOUR GUIDES, CATHEDRAL BELL TOWER, WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1RP.

Within the historic walls of our beautiful city, an easy walk takes you through Chichester’s past. From its earliest Roman beginnings to some of its most recent artefacts, you will gain an intriguing insight into 2,000 of years of Chichester history. Tickets £6. Disabled access.

Sunday, June 18, 1pm.

WALK AND TALK THE ROUTE OF THE A27 SOUTHERN RELIEF ROAD, CHICHESTER MOVES ON AND TRANSITION CHICHESTER.

Start point: Brick Kiln Garden Centre, Bognor Road, Chichester PO20 1 EJ. Four-mile walk on the line of the A27 Southern Relief Road from the Chichester Canal, over fields to the Birdham Pond and on to Fishbourne roundabout via Appledram. This is option 2 proposed by Highways England to bypass the A27. Tickets £5; seniors £4; students £3; accompanied children free. Due to access to muddy fields and length of walk, disabled folk need to make their own minds up. Contact chicmoveson@gmail.com.

Sunday, June 18, 3pm.

BOGNOR REGIS, SEASIDE SPECIAL GUIDED WALK, CHICHESTER TOUR GUIDES, VISITOR INFORMATION POINT & OBSERVER OFFICE, BELMONT STREET, PO21 1BJ.

A 90-minute summer afternoon stroll around this seaside town, discovering its history, hidden gems and people too, from bathing heroes to knights and kings. Tickets £6. Disabled access.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, June 20, 21, 27, 28, July 4, 5, 11, 12; 11am.

WALKING TOUR OF THE CITY, NOVIUM MUSEUM, TOWER STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1QH.

Do you know about My Fair Lady of Chichester? Our experienced guides will tell you about some of the following: famous trials and famous people, Romans, Georgians and Victorians. visit the pretty back streets and maybe hear a few humorous tales of local people and events through the ages. Tickets £5. Disabled access.

 

 

Wednesday, June 21, 6.30pm. Also Saturday, July 1, 11.30am.

THE BESIEGED CITY: CHICHESTER, CHRISTMAS 1642, CHICHESTER TOUR GUIDES, TOP OF NORTH STREET, OUTSIDE NO 1 NORTHGATE RESTAURANT, PO19 1AR.

A guided walking tour of about an hour and three-quarters telling the story of the eight days, around Christmas 1642, when Chichester was a city under siege – the dramatic events leading up to the siege and its aftermath. Tickets £6. Disabled access.

Wednesday, June 21, 6.30-7.30pm.

GHOST STORY TOUR, CHINDI, HENNINGS, 53 NORTH STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NQ.

Chichester Independent Authors and Bognor Regis Write Club investigate the haunted past of Chichester’s historic town centre. Meet at Hennings from 6.30pm for a glass of wine or soft drink, then have your blood curdled during a 45-minute ghost tour. Self-guided tour book with extra ghost stories will be available on the night. Tickets £8. No disabled access.

 

Sunday, June 25, 2-5.30pm.

LEVIN DOWN NATURE RESERVE – A STROLL FOLLOWED BY TEA AND CAKE, SUSSEX WILDLIFE TRUST (CHICHESTER GROUP), SINGLETON VILLAGE HALL/LEVIN DOWN NATURE RESERVE.

Starting at Singleton village hall, join a 2.5-mile stroll around Levin Down Nature Reserve. See wildflowers, birds and butterflies. Hear about the history of the area and site management. Return to Singleton Village Hall for tea and cake, displays and sales. £5 donation to Sussex Wildlife Trust. No disabled access.

Monday, June 26, 10.30am-12 noon.

TREE WALK, CHICHESTER QUAKER MEETING, QUAKER MEETING HOUSE, PRIORY ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NX.

Brian Hopkins will lead a one-and-a-half hour walk, sponsored by Chichester Quakers. The walk will be different from those of recent years and will view some of Chichester’s interesting trees. Tickets must be bought in advance. Tickets £3; seniors and students £2.50; children free. Disabled access.

Tuesday, June 27, 3pm. Also Sunday, July 9, 3pm.

BOSHAM – STORIES FROM CHURCH & VILLAGE, CHICHESTER TOUR GUIDES, BOSHAM CAR PARK, BOSHAM LANE, PO18 8HW.

Hilly Sloan relates the story of Bosham from the early Anglo-Saxon times taking in the waterfront, cottages in the back lanes, sailing club, fishing and early ship-building plus a detailed visit to Holy Trinity Church, depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry. Tickets £6. Disabled access.

Saturday, July 1, 3pm.

QUAKER GUIDED WALK, CHICHESTER QUAKERS, QUAKER MEETING HOUSE, PRIORY ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NX.

A guided walk to places of Quaker interest, about an hour and a half, about a mile and a half, ending with tea in the Meeting House. Tickets £3; students and children free. Disabled access.

 

 

 

Sunday, July 2, 2.30pm.

A WALK AROUND GEORGIAN CHICHESTER, MEET OUTSIDE EDES HOUSE, WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1RQ.

Join local historian and author Alan Green on this popular walk (approx two hours) that explores Chichester’s Georgian architecture and meets a few of its Georgian characters along the way. Tickets £5. Disabled access.

 

Thursday, July 6, 3pm. Also Saturday, July 15, 3pm.

THE CATHEDRAL CLOSE, CHICHESTER TOUR GUIDES, CATHEDRAL BELL TOWER, WEST STREET, CHICHESTER, PO19 1RP.

Join Hilly Sloan as she meanders through The Close, absorb the atmosphere of the Cloisters, Cathedral Lanes and Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, learn about the Cathedral Chapter and how the peaceful, mediaeval atmosphere today belies turbulent periods in the history of Chichester. Tickets £6. Disabled access.

Tuesday, July 11, 10.30am-12 noon.

TREE WALK, CHICHESTER QUAKER MEETING, QUAKER MEETING HOUSE, PRIORY ROAD, CHICHESTER, PO19 1NX.

Brian Hopkins will lead a one-and-a-half hour walk, sponsored by Chichester Quakers. The walk will be different from those of recent years and will view some of Chichester’s interesting trees. Tickets must be bought in advance. Tickets £3; seniors and students £2.50; children free. Disabled access.

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