Dell Quay from Chichester Marina

An easy West Sussex walk that explores a part of the Chicheter Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The route is popular with the possibility for a pub lunch at Dell Quay. The walk offers different perspectives of the landscape depening on tides.

Technical sheet
No. 293249
A Birdham walk posted on 04/07/16 by Walking Britain. Update : 27/07/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h45[?]
Distance Distance : 3.79mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 16ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 20ft
Highest point Highest point : 23ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 0ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Birdham
Starting point Starting point : N 50.802738° / W 0.816187°
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(D/A) After parking walk along the south side of the Marina with the many craft to your right. Cross the lock gates and continue north along the footpath running parallel to the shores of the Chichester Channel for just over a mile to Dell Quay.

(1) Turn right along Dell Quay Road, which leads back to the A286. After 500 metres take the footpath (track) on your right (grid ref. SU840027). This leads you past New Barn Farm on your left and continues back to the western end of Chichester Marina. Here turn left, and with the boats to your right, complete the circuit of the Marina and return to the car park(D/A).

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 7ft - Car park
1 : mi 1.81 - alt. 10ft - Dell Quay, turn right
D/A : mi 3.79 - alt. 3ft

Useful Information

A short West Sussex walk that is ideal for combing with a leisurely lunch at Dell Quay. Depending on tides you will have varying views from mudflats to high water. The start is the car park (grid ref. SU835010) which is reached off the A286 south of Stocksbridge and signed Chichester Marina.

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Opinions and comments


Global average : 5/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 5/5
Routemap quality : 5/5
Walk interest : 5/5

on Mon 27 Sep 2021 10:50:27 CEST

Global average : 5 / 5

Date of walk : 24/09/21
Description quality : Very good
Routemap quality : Very good
Walk interest : Very good

The weather was glorious and it was a lovely walk - mixture of walking along the marina, walking through woods alongside the water and walking back through farmland. We are quite elderly and can't walk as far as we used to, so this was a perfect walk - easy, level and not too far. Lovely views of sailing boats on the water and Dell Quay was beautiful in the sunshine. We started late in the morning so had lunch at the Boat Cafe in the Marina at the beginning of the walk - lovely views from the cafe. Were tempted to have coffee and cake at the Hope and Anchor at Dell Quay but we needed to get back home by late afteroon so didn't have time.

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