Volunteers clear Chichester Harbour footpath at Ella Nore

Ella Nore footpath gets a clean up
Ella Nore footpath gets a clean up

A Chichester harbour footpath has been successfully restored.

Volunteers helped clear the footpath at Ella Nore, near West Wittering.

Chichester Harbour Conservancy said: “Rangers have scored a hat trick with recent footpath improvements in Ella Nore, Emsworth and Bosham.

“The latest improvement took place last week, where around 25 volunteers from Friends of Chichester Harbour helped lay footpath material and cut back brambles to improve a muddy, waterlogged stretch of the Ella Nore coastal path, running north from Snowhill to Ella Nore Spit.

“The volunteers did a wonderful job and walkers have already made positive comments, which makes it all worthwhile,” said Keith Rathbone from the conservancy.

Access to the coastal path is limited at present so they were unable to continue further north of Ella Nore, but there are plans to continue improvement of the path in the future.

The volunteers did a wonderful job and walkers have already made positive comments, which makes it all worthwhile

Keith Rathbone, Chichester Harbour Conservancy

More than 55,000 birds come to Chichester Harbour each year to feed and nest.

The coastal path runs alongside a protected saltmarsh area and walkers have been asked to protect this delicate habitat by following the footpath and keeping dogs under control.