Category Archives: 06 Sussex

61. Prinsted, Thorney Island, Emsworth and Langstone

I get through the not-so-rigorous MOD security to begin my walk around Thorney Island. Saddened at the thought of wasted young lives, I cheer up when I reach Emsworth – an unexpectedly beautiful town. Frustrated by my lack of decent photographic equipment, I end the walk with the stink of sewerage. Continue reading

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60. Bosham to Prinsted, Southbourne

My camera is broken and I am reduced to taking photos with my iPhone. I am not in the best of moods as I set off to walk around this peninsula – past the village of Chidham and Cobnor Activities Centre. I walk under oak trees and along a path through wild flowers. In the distance are mud, water and boats. Continue reading

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59. East Wittering to Bosham

This is a fantastic walk – beautiful weather and varied scenery – along beaches, through sand dunes, alongside mud, through woods and pretty villages. I find a tiny ferry boat and nearly get cut off by the advancing tide. Continue reading

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58. Pagham to Selsey Bill to East Wittering

The sea has reclaimed and drowned Pagham Harbour. I see a collection of beautiful water birds – then wade through mud, past dead trees, dead crabs and an old tidal mill. Eventurally, I reach the disappointing Selsey Bill. Continue reading

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57. Littlehampton to Bognor Regis and Pagham

I see an egret, flying low and graceful above me. I pull out my camera, but am not quick enough. By the time I am ready, the egret has landed some distance away. Later, I am distressed by the poor condition of the pier at Bognor Regis. But I love Pagham Harbour, despite the mud. Continue reading

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56. Ferring to Littlehampton

I walk along shingle to Rustington, where air speed records were once broken. I see the longest bench in Britain and discover Littlehampton is a very attractive town. Then I splash around on the West Beach. Continue reading

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55. Shoreham to Worthing To Ferring

Worthing is surprisingly nice with a good pier. I see Morris Dancers and kitesurfers. And discover a charming garden in the shingle. Continue reading

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54. Brighton to Hove to Southwick

Despite the fact I am determined to try and like Brighton, I am put off by the burnt pier and a rude man. I discover a nudist beach, in the shadow of a power station. Pleased to be heading home. Continue reading

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53. Seaford to Brighton

I start walking from lovely Seaford, see a Wheatear in an abandoned village, take a detour through Newhaven, walk across crumbling cliffs, pass through the unusual town of Peacehaven, cross the Greenwich Meridian line and arrive, tired and grumpy, in Brighton. Continue reading

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52. Eastbourne to Seaford

Shivers go up and down my spine. Here, along the crumbling cliff edge, are tributes to people who have died. There are bunches of flowers and little crosses – 5 or 6 little memorials. They are sited where the path comes very close to the edge of the cliff. Beachy Head is a magnet for the sad and desperate; 530 feet above the sea – the 3rd most popular place in the world for suicides. Continue reading

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