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Hurst Castle’s Summer Code Cracker Challenge

Take up the Code Cracker Challenge, a family-fuelled quiz at Hurst Castle this summer, which will get the children thinking, while exploring the castle’s grounds to solve the answers.

Participants will have to unravel the answers using morse code, picture clues and a little bit of common sense. A reward is given to those who manage […]

By |July 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Round the Island race

Round the Island race

Saturday 1st July

Amazing views from the race from 7am until 10am at the front of the castle

By |June 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Easter fun at Hurst Castle

Monday 10th April – Monday 17th April
10.30am-5.30pm

Family Easter Treasure Trail & Crafts:

Tuesday 18th April – Friday 21st April
10.30am-5.30pm

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By |March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

Birdwatcher’s Notes: March

Brent – still good numbers with over 450 birds in the area, mainly congregating in the field adjacent to Sturt Pond
Shelduck – over 40 across the marsh.
Teal – over 60 in area with about 40 on Sturt
Little Egret – 4 spread across area.
Wader numbers down as many have departed to northern regions to breed e.g. […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Birdwatcher’s Notes: December

Well into winter but no real prolonged harsh cold weather to drive the winter wildfowl south.

Brent Goose – Over 400 birds in our patch, probably more along the coast towards Lymington.

Shelduck – a dozen or so birds seen; less numbers than usual.

Wigeon – at least 180 in one flock near New Lane Bridge. A good […]

By |January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Birdwatcher’s Notes: November

Winter visitors building up but still no real cold weather arrivals.

Brent Goose – over 500 across the area. They regularly take flight and settle so rather difficult to get an accurate count as they are spread from Sturt Pond to Hurst.

Black Swan on Sturt Pond – what a  surprise! Worth a look; it’s pretty tame. […]

By |November 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Birdwatcher’s Notes: October

Some notes during a very low tide.

Summary:
The winter visitors are arriving including Brent Geese,Wigeon, Golden & Grey Plovers.

Brent Gs: approx 240 with one main flock on Sturt Pond

Wigeon: approx 30

Teal: around 70, mainly at Sturt Pond.

Little Egret: 6 spread across the area.

Oystercatcher: 20+ across are.

Golden Plover: 17 off sea wall adjacent to Saltgrass

Grey Plover: 32 […]

By |November 15th, 2016|0 Comments

Halloween Half Term Offer

MONDAY 24th – FRIDAY 28th OCTOBER
Special Halloween offer this Half Term.
2 for 1 on Castle entry (cheapest ticket free) plus pre book for your free return ferry.
To pre book your tickets call 01590 642500, quote ‘scary16’ at time of booking.

By |October 5th, 2016|1 Comment

Pikemen & Musketeers: Saturday 24th September

SATURDAY 24th SEPTEMBER
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Friends of Hurst Castle with a demonstration of The Company of Pikemen & Musketeers
Commences at 3pm and will last for about 30 minutes.
No charge to view the display, but normal ferry and castle charges will apply.
Do come and join the fun!

By |September 12th, 2016|0 Comments

Birdwatcher’s Notes: August

Hurst last Sunday. Good weather, fresh wind and good visibility.

Mute Swan – over 30 on Sturt; also 2 pairs on the marsh, one with 2 cygnets.

Little Egret – counted 5 across the area.

Ringed Plover – estimated 170 on high water roost on shingle north of the lighthouse cottage – mid afternoon.
Dunlin – estimated 250 on […]

By |August 30th, 2016|0 Comments