Visiting the Village


Please drive carefully through the village as the lane is narrow and we have many walkers, dog walkers and horse riders in the area. Plus tractors and other farm machinery are working daily.


The village hall car park is the best place to park if you are coming here to visit Melbury Park. If there is an event on in the hall and the car park is full parking is on the street. 


Please make sure you use the footpaths  as we are surrounded by a working estate and livestock so that also means keeping dogs on the lead. 

You can walk through the park to Evershot and may be lucky enough to see deer on your way. However there is no cycling in the park and there is no vehicle access.

Coffee mornings are held in our village hall on the first Thursday of the month so finish your walk with a coffee and homemade cake! 

Visiting the Church

Open daily and it is well worth visiting as its is architecturally beautiful. It also has the birth certificate of Thomas Hardy's parents just inside the door as they were married in the church on December 22nd 1839.

There are characters and places in his books based upon the village and surrounding area.