SWALK (Sidlesham Walk and Lunch Klub) started in August 2009 when 8 friends walked from Sidlesham Quay to The Lamb Inn at Pagham for lunch. The club has taken monthly walks ever since, reaching its 100th walk in March 2018!
SWALK has regular attendees, with each event averaging a group size of 18 people. Newcomers are always welcome to join in and enjoy the health benefits of walking in the outdoors.
The routes, ranging between 5 and 8 miles, take about two hours for the outward journey and, after lunch at a local pub, a shorter route back. During this time, participants have the opportunity to learn about the unique heritage and environment of the trail taken, from Bill Martin, who hosts the SWALK events and has a wealth of knowledge about the local area.
You can download The Selsey Blue Plaques Trail, Sidlesham Heritage Trail and All Aboard (Railway Carriages Heritage Trail), created by MWHG, via the links below.
SWALK arranges picnic lunches in the summer months to allow the group to explore less populated local areas of the Peninsula, as well as an annual summer BBQ and an evening walk in December to see Chichester’s ‘Advent Windows’. Dogs on leashes are welcome on the trails, however some pubs do not allow dogs into the restaurant area.
Pubs regularly visited include The Lamb Inn at Pagham, The Boathouse Café at Chichester Marina, The Royal oak at Hooksway, The Old House at Home in Chidham and The Walnut Tree at Runcton. Picnic walks have visited Medmerry, Pagham Spit, Thorney Island and Halnaker Windmill.
For further information about SWALK and to book a place on a walk, contact Bill Martin via the form.