Distance: 7 miles to Sidlesham and Pagham
Starting point: Visitor Centre to Pagham Harbour off the B2145 between Sidlesham and Selsey. GR 856964. Map: OS Explorer 120.
Terrain: Flat, harbour walks.
Local Information: The Visitor Centre, just south of Sidlesham, has a car park and provides information on the history and wildlife of Pagham Harbour.
The Crab and Lobster, Sidlesham Quay: 01243 641233
Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve: 01243 641508
From the visitor centre go behind it to head north-east along the smooth track. After a gate turn left to Sidlesham Quay. Turn right and walk past the pub through the village and follow the road as it turns sharp left. After Rookery Farm turn right on a path towards a barn and over fields to a farm track. Turn left onto the track and Sidlesham Church is ahead on the right.
From the church return East along the farm track, passing the path which brought you here, now on your right. At the end of the farm track continue east over fields and streams. the spire of Pagham church is ahead. In over half a mile you reach Honer Farm. At cross paths here, turn right and south down to the nearby Pagham Harbour.
At the harbour, turn left on to the bank and walk towards Pagham. The church is at the end of Church Lane. After your visit, to return to the Visitor Centre, retrace your steps back along the harbour wall. Instead of turning up to Honer Farm, keep straight on and follow the harbour path as it curves west-south-west to Sidlesham Quay and the original track. At high tide you have to turn right to Halsey’s Farm. An information panel is at this turning. From the Quay retrace your steps to the Visitor Centre. Do not forget to turn right at the gate!
Note: Attached map also shows a short additional walk to Church Norton and back
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