Chichester Harbour guide 2012 available All posts

What treasure can be found on the shoreline, how to have the best day out and what wildlife you can spot throughout the year are all themes of feature articles in this year’s Chichester Harbour News and Guide.

The 84-page magazine produced annually by Chichester Harbour Conservancy is now available. Feature articles cover a range of harbour-related topics.

Local journalist Janet McMeekin went in search of the perfect harbour day out and valiChichester Harbour News and Guide 2012antly tried boat trips, bike rides and picnics to come up with her suggestions. Four people who are lucky enough to work within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) all tell their story. Local bed and breakfast owner Sue Muffett explains how she loves to share her passion for the harbour with guests, whilst farmer Simon Sprackling talks about the challenges of farming in an environmentally sensitive area.

The new Director of the Conservancy, Siun Cranny, is interviewed and outlines her aims to encourage younger people to get more involved with the AONB. Keen racing sailor Roger Palmer shares his tips on using the wind and tide to advantage when racing near East Head.

A new feature this year is a directory section. Packed with information for visitors by land or sea, tide tables, local contacts and a directory of local marine services this new section is sure to be useful for most readers.

The Harbour News and Guide is generously supported by The Friends of Chichester Harbour. It is available free of charge from local tourist offices, the Harbour Office and other local outlets.

 

About the Author: Ali Beckett is PR and Information Officer for Chichester Harbour Conservancy.

The Chichester Harbour Conservancy is the statutory harbour authority for Chichester Harbour with a legal duty to manage the harbour and the surrounding land for the purposes of recreation and leisure, conservation and landscape protection. It has a wide range of powers to control navigation, moorings, works and dredging, as well as to maintain and improve the wildlife value and the landscape.

The Conservancy also manages the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) to ensure that it is conserved and enhanced for the enjoyment of all. AONB officers and their staff work with national and local government, environment organisations, landowners and managers and their local businesses and communities to ensure that these unique landscapes and the rare and wonderful wildlife living in them are protected and enhanced.

 

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