Hurst is a small, semi rural village, situated between Twyford and Wokingham. The history of the village can be traced back to Saxon times and Hurst itself, means ‘Wooded Hill’.
The Parish is bordered to the west by the river Loddon and is home to Dinton Pasture, a well known country park based around old gravel workings.
The village falls within Wokingham Borough and it is the largest civil parish (by area) in the unitary authority.
With a small village primary school, two churches, post office, butcher’s and baker’s, as well as several pubs, Hurst is a thriving community – well known for its village life, despite its proximity to larger towns.
With a population of about 2,000, there are many active clubs and societies. The village halls host a number of social events such as the biennial pantomime and the school fields are the venue for the annual Horse Show and Country Fayre at the end of June.
The village is welcoming to those moving new to the area and a supportive community for those who have lived here for a while.