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Thorney Island

Chichester, England
+44 1243 388269
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Planned a visit some years ago, finally got a chance today, May 25 2018

I travelled by car to a suitable place to commence my walk for the entire periphery, I set aside 3... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
James_Watt_Sussex
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
Walking around Thorney Island seemed a good idea.

After working on Thorney Island for the Royal Artillery in 2016 to 2017 constructing living... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Ray C
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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Chichester, England
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+44 1243 388269
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travelled by car to a suitable place to commence my walk for the entire periphery, I set aside 3 hours. I decided to commence on the East side. The walk towards the Marina by road was pleasant, a couple of motorists caused me concern...More

3  Thank James_Watt_Sussex
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

After working on Thorney Island for the Royal Artillery in 2016 to 2017 constructing living quarters for the troops. My wife asked me to find a local walk on a chilly morning that we could do with our young cocker spaniel Barney. It seemed a...More

2  Thank Ray C
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Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Really nice unspoilt conservation area. It is inhabited by the military so access to certain areas is restricted. Nice place to walk the dogs and has shallow water all around so good for young children or little dogs. Not a place you can stop for...More

2  Thank barry8057
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

A great place to walk, with dog or without, and you can spend as little as 15 minutes to soak up the atmosphere or a whole day if you take a picnic and walk all the way around Thorney Island and picnic on the broad...More

2  Thank SeasonedTravellerLJ
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Reviewed November 21, 2017

I've walked this part of the coast numerous times, firstly with the dog, and then more recently with my kids. The views of the sea and the hidden gems of our coastline are a must see. Fortunately the less intrepid won't be far from a...More

2  Thank Jamiefromnumber3
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Can only visit with a security pass from ex military. War graves exist here for both British and German serviceman

Thank GINGERNESS
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

I enjoyed the walk around Thorney Island. It's serene and scenic with fine views over some of the creeks of Chichester Harbour, and there are stretches that feel slightly remote. En route I went in the beautiful church at West Thorney. The island has no...More

2  Thank Dovegirl
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Reviewed July 14, 2017

We wanted to explore Thorney island so we drove down the lane for a short distance. We came across a military person who stopped us and told us unless we were a member etc we would have to turn around and leave. He was very...More

4  Thank Robert- UK R
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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

It has a Beautiful beach and a nice trail to walk, but is under the army jurisdiction, so need to have a pass prepared at the gate.

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Reviewed May 16, 2017

A really lovely circular walk around the island. Allow 3 hours from wherever you park in the Emsworth area. Carry water and sandwiches and enjoy a picnic en route with spectacular sea views. We live locally and do this walk when friends come to stay...More

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karen f
January 25, 2018|
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Response from Dovegirl | Reviewed this property |
From the quayside at Prinsted a path goes to the island. If starting at Emsworth, go to Queen Street and from there go along the western or eastern side of Slipper Mill Pond and through a boatyard and either continue to the... More
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Aidan H
August 10, 2017|
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Response from arad_rajalim | Reviewed this property |
there aren't exactly cycle routes all around the island, I'm afraid...Though you can still cycle around some part of it...
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