What to do and see in Chichester, England: The Best Nature & Wildlife Areas

May 22, 2022 Agatha Simes

Chichester (/ˈtʃɪtʃɪstər/) is a cathedral city in West Sussex, in South-East England. It is the only city in West Sussex and is its county town. It has a long history as a settlement from Roman times and was important in Anglo-Saxon times. It is the seat of the Church of England Diocese of Chichester, with a 12th-century cathedral.
Restaurants in Chichester

1. Kingley Vale

Chichester England +44 300 060 6000 http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/wood/27784/kingley-vale
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4.5 based on 300 reviews

Kingley Vale

Reviewed By richardy451 - Maidstone, United Kingdom

A really good hike along the nature trail, passing centuries old trees and a really steep incline which is well worth the effort for the views! We visited during gale force winds and not the best weather but the views were still fantastic and we could see all the way to the Solent.

2. RSPB Medmerry

Selsey Road, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NE England +44 1243 641508 http://www.rspb.org.uk/discoverandenjoynature/seenature/reserves/guide/m/medmerry/about.aspx
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4.5 based on 40 reviews

RSPB Medmerry

Reviewed By MsLips - Liphook, United Kingdom

Medmerry is the most beautiful, wild, remote and beautiful place on the South Coast. The range of bird life and fauna around you, the spectacular views across The Solent to the Isle of Wight and the sense of peace and quiet make this a very special place.

3. Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve

Selsey Road, Sidlesham, Chichester PO20 7NE England +44 1243 641508 http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/pagham-harbour-local-nature-reserve/
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4.5 based on 162 reviews

Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve

Open year round, Pagham Harbour is a glorious and peaceful reserve and is an internationally important wetland site for wildlife. The big, sheltered inlet at it's heart attracts ducks, geese and wading birds flighting to and fro. With a wealth of wildlife, beautiful landscapes, and a rich historical heritage, it is a great place to get away from it all.

Reviewed By 495mia - Alton, United Kingdom

Excellent visitor centre, friendly, helpful staff, lots of info. You can watch the birds at the feeders from inside the centre.

4. Eartham Wood

Eartham, Chichester England https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/woods/eartham-wood/
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4.0 based on 12 reviews

Eartham Wood

5. The Trundle (St Roche's Hill)

Just past Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester PO18 0PX England
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4.0 based on 12 reviews

The Trundle (St Roche's Hill)

Reviewed By JamesAk60 - West Sussex, United Kingdom

There are plenty of lovely walks around The Trundle with beautiful South Downs countryside. If you don't feel like going for a hike, there is also a few small car parks nearby. Form the top of the hill, particularly at the triangulation pillar, there is amazing 360 views of the surrounding area. It is also a good place to watch things at Goodwood. There is a small climb up the slope (inclusing some steps) to the top, but the terrain is usually easy to walk on. If you're up for it, this is also a great place to start for a longer walk on the South Downs.

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