Emsworth to Bosham Long Hard and Spit Linear Coastal Walk

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May 05

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17 miles, small inclines, no hills, a a reasonable pace as a long walk.

Join Justin and Matt on a coastal walk exploring all the nooks and crannies of the coast south of Chichester between Emsworth and Bosham, taking in bird havens and Sites of Special Scientific Interest and walking round a military base.

We will be starting from Emsworth Railway station, heading south to the Marina then down the Sussex Border Path starting our walk around Thorney Island, separated from the mainland by The Great Deep.  All along our walk today are areas teeming with birds and other wildlife. We pass round Longmere point to West Thorney and it's hard and further on to the military check point where we have to ring to ask permission to pass.  Let's hope we don't look too suspicious.

Turning the corner at the top north point we then take a turn south again on to Chidham peninsular passing Nutbourne Marsh Nature Reserve.  Round the southern tip past Cobnor House and then up northwards past the pier and a few more hards. Eventually we cross the A259 and run parallel and then south again to the beautiful Bosham Harbour where we can stop for a pint at the Anchor Bleu (http://www.anchorbleu.co.uk). We then will walk to Bosham Station and finish there.  

It is possible to cut the last 2 miles (missing the pub) and go directly to the station at the A259 if anyone is short of time or inclination.  I'll announce on the walk when we get to that point.


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