News -15 March 2021

Walking our way out of Lockdown

a row of beach huts at sunset

Since walking is pretty much all we have been able to do throughout lockdown here in the Witterings, we wanted to share some of our favourite routes for you to enjoy on your next visit.

With miles of coastline right on our doorstep, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to coastal walks and it’s something the whole family have been able to enjoy together.

Our beautiful golden retrievers, Jessie & Maisie love the beach too – in fact, we have to drag them out of the water as they love it so much. The Wellies & Windbreaks team also grew by one more over lockdown. Little Laki, a gorgeous yellow Labrador Retriever, will soon be exploring the beaches with us and is already desperate to join her friends in the sea!

East & West Wittering Beach

The National Trust’s East Head at the end of West Wittering beach is a gorgeous place to walk and enjoy the wildlife in the sand dunes. Just bear in mind that there are some restrictions for dogs in summer. From May to September, you can take your dog on the beach, but you must be outside groynes 14A-18. The good news is that dogs are allowed everywhere on the beach between the end of September to the end of April.

A map of the beach can be seen here.

If you walk further east down the coastal path from East Wittering, you will reach the next village, Bracklesham Bay. Still on the same stretch of water with views out across the Solent and towards the Isle of Wight, you will eventually hit the beach front café “Billy’s on the Beach” – perfect for a coffee pit stop en-route!

RSPB Medmerry

The mudflats at RSPB Medmerry in Sidlesham offer a lovely walking route. Medmerry is a ‘wild and wonderful’ reserve offering long walks and cycle rides through an amazing landscape of panoramic views and glorious sunsets. Medmerry is just a stone’s throw from neighbouring Pagham Harbour and linked by public footpaths.

A full map and trail guide can be downloaded here.

Salterns Way

Salterns Way is a great route for all the family from Chichester to the sand dunes at East Head (or in reverse!). The route follows rural roads and cycle paths through the countryside and much of this is along car-free, safe (and flat) tracks making it great for families to enjoy on foot or push bike.

A full map and trail guide can be downloaded here.

Further Afield

We’re lucky to have tons more walking routes slightly further afield including Bosham and Itchenor. Walking Britain has a great walk-finding function – just pop your postcode in and discover the best routes to explore near-by!

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Pull on your wellies and explore all that the Witterings have to offer – we can’t wait to see you on the beach soon!

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