The Crab and Lobster, by the historic Sidlesham Quay, has long been a fishy favourite of ours so we were delighted to discover some of the walks offering so much variety., with the added bonus that we can get back to the restaurant for lunch!

The longer loop takes you around this beautiful area, along part of the national cycle network (so watch out for cyclists), across open farmland footpaths, along riverbanks (Pagham Rife) and into Pagham village. This makes it a very handy two pub walk with refreshments at The Lamb in Pagham providing the halfway house. Alternatively, you can start in Pagham and follow the loop from there.

As you leave Pagham you walk through the country down to join the North Wall Trail along the banks of Pagham Harbour, through the RSPB nature reserve. Here there are fabulous views at all states of the tide, but be aware if you stray off the route as some of the Pagham Harbour footpaths become submerged at hide tide, and can get very muddy and slippery.

If you are feeling slightly less energetic and don’t fancy the 7 mile walk, there is a cutdown option which is just under 6 miles, both maps are shown and both have the option of the half way break.

If you just want a short country stroll before lunch the Crab and Lobster short route will be of interest at just over 3 miles, but we have added that as a seperate walk because it doesn’t lend itself to a visit to The Lamb.