GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bosham Walk

10 miles (16 km)

This lovely coastal walk takes you along the beautiful Chichester Harbour from Bosham to West Wittering. The route takes you over the Itchenor Ferry which runs seasonally betweenApril and the end of October. It's a 5 mile walk to West Wittering so 10 miles there and back. Highlights on the walk include the wide variety of wildfowl and warders you can see in Chichester Harbour. Also take time to visit TheHoly Trinity Churchin Bosham at the start of the walk. The noteworthy church has been in existence at least since Anglo-Saxon times, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book.
The walk starts at Bosham Quay and follows paths south along the Bosham Channel to the Itchenor Ferry. It's a lovely stretch of coast, with views over the channel to to Cobnor and Chidham. The short ferry crossing is very pleasant and will take you over to theyachting village of Itchenor. The village sits on theManhood Peninsula, and includes a nice pub called the Ship Inn. It's a good place to stop for refreshments with a decent menu and beer garden to relax in.
The walk continues south along the coast, passing Chaldock Point and Rookswood House, with nice views across the Chichester Channel. You finish at West Wittering but you could extend the walk by exploring East Head. Here you can stroll through shingle, sandy beach and a delightful sand dune habitat. The area is great for wildlife with skylarks, ringed plover and common sealsto look out for. From the village you can also enjoy fine views across Chichester Harbour to Hayling Island.
The second part of this walk follows the New Lipchis Way long distance footpath. You can extend your walking in the area by following the trail east from Itchenor to Chichester, via Donnington.

Bosham OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bosham Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Hard, Bosham Channel - - 1261587

Hard, Bosham Channel

Bosham Harbour

Bosham Harbour

Bosham, Church and Brook House

Bosham, Church and Brook House

High tide on the harbour road

High tide on the harbour road

West Itchenor Ferry Terminal. - - 176524

West Itchenor Ferry Terminal.

Waiting for the Ferry, Ferry Hard - - 523255

Waiting for the Ferry, Ferry Hard

West Itchenor lych gate

Itchenor lych gate

Beach at at West Wittering - panoramio

Beach at at West Wittering


GPS Files

GPX File

Bosham.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Bosham.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)