We have great walking and cycling routes near Chichester, avoiding the crowds is easy!
Bosham is on Chichester Harbour just south of the South Downs National Park. We have amazing walks from the door and one can easily avoid the crowds and traffic jams for a truly relaxing break.
The South Downs Way runs along the ridge of the downs from Winchester to Eastbourne . However you do not have walk all of it in one go! Public Transport links from Chichester enable you to leisurely walk just a section and enjoy a hostelry along the way.
If you fancy a waterside walk instead then Chichester Harbour Consevancy can give you loads of ideas on circular walks, cycle tracks and boat rides as well as the wildlife that you may come across along the way. We have maps to lend you so that you can make the most of your time and find the out of the way places.
The lovely thing about the Harbour area is that the countryside goes down to the water in lots of places so vehicular access is limited. There is always somewhere to avoid the crowds even on a Bank Holiday Weekend.
The fishing heritage of the Harbour area means that there are several villages within easy reach on each other and most of them have a pretty church and a watering hole if you feel like a breather .
Salterns Way stretches for 12 miles from Chichester tothe beaches at the Witterings and has been specifically created with cyclists in mind, There are sections of the route that are also accessible to soft wheeled wheelchairs. Refreshments can be found along the way at several locations including Dell Quay,the Marina and Itchenor .
Centurion Way is an 11 mile cycle path that heads north running along the old railway track from Chichester to West Dean and Trundle Hill at Goodwood. From here you can enjoy spectacular views to the south from Southampton to Littlehampton and north across the Weald. Bring your own bike or hire one locally. They can be delivered and collected from the door. This ride will test your fitness!
We have everything you need for a “chill out” break. Come and find us !