South Midweek Walk 2019 - Littlehampton Climping Circular
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This walk explores Climping Beach, a quieter area of coastline than its neighbours of Littlehampton and Bognor Regis. Much of the area is now designated of scientific interest, and parts are a nature reserve. Many sections of the sand dunes are now fenced off to protect against erosion and help local species to thrive. In the dunes in the summer, the lesser spotted nudist can be found hiding amongst the long grasses.
The actual beach is exposed and struggles with coastal erosion and can change its appearance between visits. A great place to base a coastal walk as at high tide there is pebble and grass banks whilst at low tide flat hard compact sand of the beach. If the weather is good, there may be time for a quick dip so bring your towels and cozzies. If you bring a camera please check people are happy to have their picture taken.
Halfway around we will stop for a drink/meal at the Black Horse Inn Climping BN17 5RL (no website) just inland (see Food and Drink). We will try to be as quick as we can (but not rushed) to ensure we are back before nightfall or at least on well defined or lit paths/roads.
The event will close at 12.30 on the day of the walk and you will be unable to register or take yourself off the event after this time.
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What to bring
Water: bring at least a litre
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Rucksack: or any other bag
Footwear: hiking boots, sturdy trainers or wellies
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally not jeans which become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Food & drink
Bring a snack to eat along the way to keep you going before the pub, or a packed lunch if you need to eat and don't want to eat at the pub.
Please don't eat any packed food in the pub garden, anyone who wants to eat their own food, I suggest stopping to eat at Climping on the coast just before we turn inland then walking up the lane to meet up with us at the pub.