Chichester Canal

West Sussex, England

About Chichester Canal

The Chichester Canal was formerly part of the Portsmouth and Arundel Canal and is just 7.24 km (4.5 mi) long, running from the sea at Birdham Chichester Harbour to Chichester through two locks. Owned by West Sussex County Council, parts of the canal have been dredged to make then navigable and the restored section is used for boat trips. Rowing boats are available for hire and day and season tickets are available for canoeing and other small unpowered water craft. The stretch between the Basin and Donnington is much favoured for its coarse fishing all year round and competitions are often held in season – access is good for wheelchair users. Chichester Ship Canal Model Boat Club also uses the water.

The towpath is open to cyclists and walkers and forms part of the longer Lipchis Way, a long distance walking path which links Liphook with Chichester Harbour. Wildlife proliferates along the route for nature lovers and bird watchers to enjoy.

Chichester Canal has a Moderate difficulty level and is Family Friendly.

Activities

Walking
West Sussex, England
Latitude: 50.81076, Longitude: -0.788627

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About Chichester Canal

About Chichester Canal

The Chichester Canal was formerly part of the Portsmouth and Arundel Canal and is just 7.24 km (4.5 mi) long, running from the sea at Birdham Chichester Harbour to Chichester through two locks. Owned by West Sussex County Council, parts of the canal have been dredged to make then navigable and the restored section is used for boat trips. Rowing boats are available for hire and day and season tickets are available for canoeing and other small unpowered water craft. The stretch between the Basin and Donnington is much favoured for its coarse fishing all year round and competitions are often held in season – access is good for wheelchair users. Chichester Ship Canal Model Boat Club also uses the water.

The towpath is open to cyclists and walkers and forms part of the longer Lipchis Way, a long distance walking path which links Liphook with Chichester Harbour. Wildlife proliferates along the route for nature lovers and bird watchers to enjoy.