Spoon Carving Course

17078219_10210973449524800_1126846624_nOne Day Introduction to Spoon Carving – 18th & 19th March

10am to 3pm –  Special introductory price of £25 including lunch

On the one day course we will cover timber selection, cleaving, using an axe, spoon design, using a knife safely and efficiently as well as using a curved spoon knife. No experience required but a willingness to learn and keen to work ALL day on the project.

At the end of the day you can expect to have made a simple spoon of your own to take home, and to have mastered the basic skills sufficiently to practice on your own.

All tools and materials are included. Work likely to be outdoors under canopy or in workshop, warm clothing essential. Spaces are limited to 6 per day,  booking is essential. Contact murtontrust@murtontrust.org.uk for more details and to book.

6 free places available to young people aged 14-19, filled on a first come basis.

Visitor Farm Price Increase

As of the 1st April 2017 we will be increasing prices on our visitor farm. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our site very soon. This is perfect opportunity to remind you of our great value Season Passes.

Full list of current and new prices from 1st April 2017

Day Passes Current Price New Price
Adult £3.00 £3.50
Child*/Concession £1.50 £2.00
Season Passes – unlimited entry for 3 months
Adult £15.00 £17.50
Child*/Concession £7.50 £10.00
Family of 3 £30.00 £37.50
Family of 4 £40.00 £47.50
Family of 5 £50.00 £57.50
Annual Passes – unlimited entry for 12 months
Adult £30.00 £35.00
Child*/Concession £15.00 £20.00
Family of 3 £60.00 £75.00
Family of 4 £80.00 £95.00
Family of 5 £100.00 £115.00
Bag of Grain £0.80 £1.00
*Child Under 3 free Under 1 free

Otters at Murton

We are pleased to announce that we have otters at Murton. In the year we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the opening of our reserve we are delighted otters have moved onto our site. Ten years ago the land was still recovering from over a decade of sand and gravel extraction and we have worked hard to create habitats and enhance our site to allow nature to thrive. The presence of otters on our land is a wonderful example of the successful restoration of our site.

We have been monitoring the otter activity for the last three months and are hopeful that they have now established their territory and will thrive here. Can we please take this opportunity to remind you to remain on our path network at all times when visiting the reserve. Do let us know if you are lucky enough to catch sight of one of our otters when here.otter stillThank you to the Forfar Dispatch for running an article. Click here to visit their website.

Murton Nature Reserve 10th Anniversary Celebrations

24th September – 10am to 4pm

This September Murton is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the opening of the nature reserve. We are holding an open day on Saturday 24th September 2016 between 10am and 4pm to celebrate. Our office and classroom at the Steading will be open with displays about the history, development and future plans of the Trust and the nature reserve. Light refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Since opening ten years ago, staff, trustees, volunteers and supporters have worked tirelessly to develop and enhance the nature reserve creating the hidden gem it is today. The transformation from a sand and gravel quarry is remarkable and we have created an idyllic setting in which to provide our education programmes to the young people of Angus and Dundee. The educational work of the charity goes from strength to strength with over 100 young people attending Murton Trust each year to gain practical work experience and qualifications. We are about to embark on the next chapter of development for the Trust with particular focus on the nature reserve. Join us on our open day to find out more.