What we do
The Hurst Water Meadow Trust manages, for the benefit of the public, two water meadows alongside the River Thame on the edge of Dorchester-on-Thames in Oxfordshire.
The Hurst Water Meadow
The Hurst Water Meadow is an 18-acre island lying between the River Thame and the Overy millstream. This picturesque site, with its backdrop of Dorchester Abbey and the Wittenham Clumps, is popular with families, naturalists, dog walkers, school groups and people just looking for quiet space. It floods two or three times a year and provides a wide range of wildlife habitats.
The Old Bridge Meadow
The Old Bridge Meadow is a 3-acre site next to the road bridge over the River Thame, just outside the village. It is a mixture of rough grazing, old river channels, and willow woodland. A feature is the old causeway leading to a former river crossing. This meadow also floods every year.
The Trust's objectives
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The Hurst Water Meadow Trust
Owned and managed on behalf of local people
Charity Number 1050272