Molesey Hurst ©John Inglis
Queen Anne's Lace ©John Inglis Tufted Vetch ©John Inglis Knapweed ©John Inglis Hedge Brown on Hurst Meadows ©Mick Rock

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Events

OFFICIAL EVENTS AT HURST PARK

July 2017
The 150th Molesey Amateur Regatta
takes place on the Hurst Park reach of the river on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July. Open to all spectators. Click here for more.


August 2017
A family day out in the fresh air on Hurst Park on 2 August with a free play day for children to have fun outdoors. All sorts going on - arts and crafts, dancing, bouncy castle and lots of action.


HAMPTON FERRY - SUMMER SERVICE
The boat crosses from the ferry point at Hurst Park to Hampton during British Summer Time: daily 8am - 10am and 4pm - 6pm on weekdays (if Ben the ferryman is around, other times too - try ringing the bell), and all day on weekends. One interesting destination on the Middlesex bank is Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare and its lawn, which is a recreation of the C18th Capability Brown inspired riverside garden. You can walk on to Bushy Park, just aross the main road.

HORSES ON THE HURST
The Thames Landscape Strategy had shire horses on Hurst Park on 10 October 2016 and again on 3 March 2017, when the horses were working, doing some light harrowing of wildlife areas. In the future we may see the annual cut of Hurst Meadows carried out under horse power.

The shire horses are part of the Operation Centaur team from the Royal Parks and Hampton Court Palace, and theyshowed how horsepower can help to manage our green spaces. There is great enthusiasm to see the pair mow the meadows on a regular annual basis, rather than the tractor.

THINNING OF THE COPSES ON THE MEADOWS
Lower Mole Partnership volunteers continued this work in early spring 2017, especially to discourage the non-native aspen suckers which spread shade across the meadowlands. This in time would greatly change the habitat which, at the moment, is a rare and special wild flower and grass Thames meadow, unusually rich and diverse.

Bookings for Hurst Park events are arranged by Elmbridge Council 01372 474474