Canoe Days Out

Sussex - Chichester Canal - Chichester to Donnington (& return)

This page was submitted by Keith Day
How to get there - From the A27 Chichester By-pas take A286 Stockbridge Road towards the town centre and turn right into Basin Road. The entrance to the basin and car parking is on the right.

Get a map with driving directions to start (enter the postcode of your starting point at A)

Suggested Launch Site - Launch anywhere into the canal from the basin car park.

For those with SatNav the postcode is PO19 8DT.

General Description - This canal is navigable for about two miles to the B2201 road bridge at Donnington. There is a pub & Restaurant (the Spotted Cow) at Hunston (one and a half miles from the start) There are plans to dredge and restore the canal to its junction with the Chichester Channel at Birdham but culverted road bridges represent a major obstacle.

Comments on this trip

Vicky Owen
15 Aug 2021
An alternative launch point is from the pontoon at Hunston there is a small car park a short way along the road. We tend to use this as we've never yet found a parking space at the basin but it can also get busy. Fees are currently 6 per vessel for a day pass or annual for 30.

Richard Emsley
04 Apr 2011
The Chichester canal is owned by Chichester District Council and leased to the Chichester Ship Canal Tust. You will require either a Day License for 2 or an Annual License of 15 to canoe this canal. Please see the trust's website.


The Spotted Cow
Chichester Ship Canal Trust

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