Next Walk

Next Walk

Walks start at 11am (and finish about 1pm) so please be there early if you want to change into your walking boots etc, park on road so as not to clog up the pub car park and wear suitable clothes and footwear. The group cannot accept responsibility for any injuries or damage so please take care when walking. Most of all enjoy yourself!

Walks can only take place if we have a leader/s so please volunteer to show everyone your favourite walk/pub.

Contact: Peter 01243 820565 Email: info@cottagewebs.co.uk

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4 weeks ago

Chichesterwalkers

Update on next Sunday’s Walk



Dear fellow walkers. Due to the very quick response we have received, all 14 places for lunch following the walk have already been ‘bagged’. Of course, anyone is very welcome to join us on the walk and either not stay on afterwards, pop in just for a drink, or maybe take ‘pot luck’ on getting a seat at another table in the pub ( but it’s a busy one, so not guaranteed) .



If anyone who has reserved a lunch seat drops out this week, we will send out another update, otherwise look forward to seeing you all on Sunday.



Best wishes

John & Maureen
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4 weeks ago

Chichesterwalkers

Dear fellow Walkers,

The bad news is that the Barleycorn Pub at Nutbourne, where we led this walk from a couple of years ago, has just closed for refurbishment!



However, the good news is that we have managed to book a table for twelve people at the (much better) pub down the lane, called The Old House at Home, Chidham. This is a very well run old pub - one of our favourites - with a good selection of Real Ales ( including ‘Dark Star’, David!) and food that is not overly expensive but definitely a cut above the average.



( NB. please don’t confuse this pub with another one of that name located elsewhere!).



If you simply turn left down the lane, on the corner where the Barleycorn is located ( right if you are coming from Havant direction) and drive about a mile or so down this lane, you will see ‘The Old House at Home’ on the right hand side. Parking is along the set-back ‘layby’ strip on the left, in front of the pub. Please park as close to the car in front of you as possible as space is limited.



This Pub is not a carvery, but has everything from excellent Sunday Roasts to other pub favourites and also, even on Sundays, serves open sandwiches and the like, plus lighter meals and vegetarian options if you are so inclined. We have been trying to arrange this pub as a starting point for a walk for ages, but it is very popular and to date they have always been either fully booked, or could only fit us in, either too early or too late . Today however, we struck lucky and have managed to reserve the one long table they possess. At a pinch it would take 14 (a bit cosy!) but they prefer to seat only twelve on it, so if we go over in numbers of takers, it might need a little ‘arm twisting’ to get them to accept a couple more people! Therefore, as ever we are sorry to say, it will have to be first come first served, for those who wish to walk and also have lunch afterwards.



We have to say (especially if the sun should shine for us) that this is a really picturesque and flat walk with some stunning views from Chidham Point onwards across Thorney and then the Bosham Channels’. We first proceed out to the water’s edge via a hedge enclosed path about a 100 metres back along the lane from the pub. We emerge near Chidham Point and thereafter take the Thorney Channel path towards Cobnor Point, curving left here, to head up the Bosham Channel path. Beautiful views await us from here towards Bosham Key with a lovely South Downs’ backdrop behind it. (a photo opportunity if ever there was one!).



We continue on towards Bosham Quay, sitting in perfect harmony with its surroundings on the other side of the channel, and instantly recognisable from the pretty church spire in the village centre, set back behind The Green which leads down to the water’s edge. Our route continues on, getting nearer to this view of Bosham but regrettably, in order to render the walk manageable in length, we have to leave this waterside path on our side of the channel before having a chance to draw level with the village across the water. Thereafter though, all is not too disappointing because we head inland on a very pleasant and wide ‘green way’, passing a large lake (which unfortunately is almost completely obscured by a thick band of mature trees and shrubs). This easy walking ‘green way’ continues almost all the way back to the pub. However, before taking a final short stroll back along the lane to the pub, if time permits, it is really worth taking a look inside the pretty Chidham Church, which is always open to visitors.



We look forward to hearing from you all and reiterate, we cannot get more seats for lunch at the pub, so first come first served, sorry to say. Anyone wishing to walk but not stay for lunch is, of course, very welcome to join us ( However, please let us know anyway, so we have a note of who to expect and total numbers walking on the day.



Keep Walking!



All the best

John & Maureen
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