When you think of Murton Trust you’ll most probably think of the lovely farm and its animals, birds and children’s activities. But you might not realise that it also has an extensive nature reserve that is free to explore. We have visited the farm many times before but a few weeks ago we walked around the nature reserve for the first time, wrapped in its beautiful autumn cloak. It is a lovely walk; there is a network of paths for shorter walks but we walked right around the reserve which took around an hour.
There are a number of bird hides around the lochs and wetlands (there are 130 varieties of birds and wildfowl at the reserve), and when we visited there were a large number of geese which took to the skies every so often. We also saw a buzzard. I love that there are information boards dotted around as well as bug hotels and carved wooden animals – it’s wonderful for kids and nature lovers alike.
We enjoyed the autumn colours and the peacefulness of the reserve. After our walk, we went to the tearoom for Sunday brunch – it was the perfect Sunday.
Back in May this year, we went to a Storytelling event in the Tipi (which you can hire out for events). It was a great evening, with a little walk, marshmallow toasting and stories – all of which the kids loved. We’re really excited to be going to their Halloween event this month and I know that they have a regular Outdoor Tots sessions too, which sound great.
We bought one of their Swedish candles for my son’s woodland birthday celebration recently, after toasting marshmallows on one back in May. They are really pretty as they burn down and are available to buy from Murton Trust for £6.
Murton Trust is a registered charity, find out how you can support them here.
This is not a sponsored blog post – I have loved our visits and just wanted to share some photos for local followers, who may also enjoy visiting.