3.6 of 5 (33 votes)

Bosham to Emsworth

A moderate walk (coast) starting and finishing in West Sussex, England, about 13.60km (8.45 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:00h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 8m (26ft)
Descent 11m (36ft)
Max. Elevation 10m (32ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 19m (62ft)
Emsworth, Hampshire, England
Distance 13.60km
Duration ~4:00h
Ordnance Survey Map
4Created by timmy on 06 Aug 2012
This walk combines two pleasant coastal towns with some good coastal scenery around Chichester Harbour. Start at Bosham, in West Sussex, which is well worth exploring, especially the Bosham Walk shops and the quayside. The route then follows coastal footpaths around the channels and mudflats that mark this coast - bird watchers will want to bring their binoculars with them. Finish at Emsworth, another interesting town just over the border in Hampshire.

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Take the train to Bosham.
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Head into the village and go to Bosham Walk, which has several interesting craft shops. More info at www.bosham-walk.co.uk
About 1.45 km (~0.9 miles) from
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Take the footpath north from the village to the A259. (If you are short of time, you can miss out the trip into Bosham.)
About 1.08 km (~0.67 miles) from
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Avoid walking on the main road by taking the two side roads which form a triangle with the A259.
About 0.59 km (~0.37 miles) from
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A footpath heads south to Chidham and continues around the peninsular. The real treat is out on the mudflats of the Bosham Channel, which has plenty of wading birds when the tide is out.
About 1.20 km (~0.75 miles) from
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The southern tip of Cobnor Point is about the halfway point of the walk.
About 2.20 km (~1.37 miles) from
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Continue along the coastal path to Chidham Point.
About 2.55 km (~1.58 miles) from
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The path hugs the coastline beneath Nutbourne.
About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
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At Prinstead, pick up the Sussex Border Path to Emsworth. There is a station at Southbourne too if you want a shorter day out.
About 1.14 km (~0.71 miles) from
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Emsworth Marina makes a fitting end to the main part of the walk www.emsworth-marina.co.uk
About 1.26 km (~0.78 miles) from
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Continue through the town to the station for the train home.
About 0.95 km (~0.59 miles) from

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30 Mar 2016
GPX Down Load?

I have tried to down load the GPX file for your Bosham to Emsworth walk but without success. I get various messages saying that the file is corrupt or that I need to subscribe to Adobe PDF reader. Can you tell me how to down load the GPX, I have a new Oregon 650t which I'm learning to use. Many thanks Steve

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