Category Archives: West Sussex

62a – Emsworth Part I

What a day for a Boxing Day walk!  The sky was blue; the day was crisp; the wind was hardly stirring; the waters were still.  Nature was looking its best.  In the first field we came to a pony trotted … Continue reading

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61d – Thorney Island to Emsworth

Our walk around Thorney Island was coming to an end.  Emsworth beckoned to us from beyond the grey water and from under a grey sky. We reached the gated exit which marked the end of the army base.  Once again, … Continue reading

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61c – Thorney Island Part II

As we rounded the southern edge of Thorney Island and started our way back north, we passed some strange looking structures out in the water, just beyond the shoreline.  It took me a moment to realise that these would have … Continue reading

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61b – Thorney Island Part I

That Thorney Island became a military base stems from an accident. On 25 September 1933 a Hawker Fury biplane crashed there, killing the pilot. When Air Ministry officials inspected the scene they realised that Thorney Island was well suited for … Continue reading

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61a – Prinsted to Thorney Island

We arrived back at Prinsted to be greeted by a dark and gloomy morning.  The tide was in but the waters of Prinsted Channel stood still, almost as if time had stopped. Our walk took us through a deserted Thornham … Continue reading

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60d – Cobnor Rithe to Prinsted

Having completed our short inland detour, we arrived back at the shoreline at Cobnor Rithe.  Here, a line of half-submerged posts stretched away into the sands. These posts stretch southwest for over a mile, and there are in excess of … Continue reading

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60c – Chidham to Cobnor Rithe

Chidham is small.  It is small to the extent that we did not really see any of it.  Our coastal path diverted inland for a brief few yards, to the very northern tip of the village, passed some pleasant looking … Continue reading

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