Pilsey Island LNR
Designated site name: Pilsey Island LNR   View map
LNR Type: Rural Type:  Biological
County: WEST SUSSEX Natural England Area Team: Sussex and Kent (LNR)
Other overlapping designations: Chichester and Langstone Harbours Ramsar Chichester and Langstone Harbours SPA Chichester Harbour SSSI Solent Maritime SAC
Date of Declaration: 01/01/1985 Declaring Authority: Chichester District Council
Area (Ha): 17.77 Grid Reference: SU 770 007
Owned By:  MoD Managed By:  RSPB
Location: Emsworth, Hampshire. PO10
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Note, the reserve cannot be accessed directly by road; the nearest car park is at Prinsted, which is reached by leaving the A27 on the slip road signposted for the A259, Emsworth. Travelling eastwards along the A259, turn right into Prinsted (signposted) a mile (1.5 km) after the Emsworth roundabout. From there, follow the Sussex Border Path around the eastern edge of Thorney Island .
Train: Emsworth

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: This small reserve comprises a wide range of coastal habitats; intertidal sandflats and mudflats, fore dunes and yellow dunes, bare and vegetated shingle and saltmarsh. An impressive variety of unusual plants, spiders and insects exist on the reserve, thriving in the undisturbed habitats.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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