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See Chicks For Free!
Three boys and a girl - that's the verdict on the four peregrine chicks born in a nest on Chichester Cathedral. They've now been given a health-check and ringed so they can be tracked. And how did the experts get to them? They climbed 130ft up the southeast turret. Not a job for the faint-hearted.
If you're visiting Chichester this month and would like to see the babies close up, why not pop along to the RSPB's viewing area in the grounds of the cathedral's Cloisters Cafe? Telescopes and binoculars are available (entry through the cafe is free), no climbing required. If you can't get there in time, nest-cam footage should be available online via the cathedral website.
June is a great month in Sussex, with Summer getting into full swing and plenty going on for visitors. There are so many festivals and fairs of all shapes and sizes that I'm beginning to lose count - if you miss the Floral Fringe at Knepp Castle, the Heavy Horse Show at the Weald & Downland Museum and the Eastbourne Cycling Festival, all on the first weekend of this month, the Adur Arts Festival runs till 19th June and this is a wonderful month to visit National Garden Scheme properties for a peek at real people's gardens (or should that be really clever people's gardens? I'm in awe of what some gardeners achieve, sometimes in the most unlikely places).
For sport-lovers there's the London to Brighton Bike Ride on Sunday 19th- if you're not taking part there are plenty of scenic spots where you can cheer the riders on, and if you are, I hope you've booked one of our quiet holiday cottages to relax in afterwards! Tennis fans will be keenly anticipating the Aegon International at Eastbourne where top players will be flexing their muscles in the build-up to Wimbledon. There's horse racing, show jumping and of course the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
So if you haven't already booked your holiday accommodation don't miss out - check our last-minute deals or book ahead for next year.