News at Murton


Murton Memo - Issue 13
2017-05-08 10:58
Please find the latest edition of the Murton Memo 13 here:Murton Memo 13
Co-op Local Community Fund
2017-04-10 14:15
We are delighted to be part of the Co-op Local Community Fund over the next 6 months. 1% of what you spend on Co-op own brand products and services in your local store goes to the Fund. Support us by visiting https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/8010 and selecting our organisation. Thank you! .#Thecoopway co-op-logo
Thanks to all today's visitors!
2017-04-06 14:42
A huge thank you to all our visitors at  Murton today. It has been one of our busiest days since we opened five years ago. We are delighted so many of you chose to enjoy the sunshine with us and look forward to many more glorious days throughout the summer. peter pig large
Now Open 7 Days
2017-04-03 09:33
We are now open 7 days - 10am to 4pm. Make the most of the great weather and head out to see us. Visit our farm or take a gentle stroll round the beautiful nature reserve and of course be sure to pop into the tea room when you are here.
Spoon Carving Course
2017-04-03 09:33

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.

Permanent and Seasonal Tearoom Staff Required
2017-02-16 13:23
Permanent Staff - You must be able to cook and manage a busy lunch time service, bake cakes, work under pressure and be adaptable. Suitable candidates must have previous hospitality experience, food hygiene certificate and confidence in ordering tearoom supplies and supervising staff. You must be willing and able to work varied hours over seven days. Please send a C.V. and covering email to murtontrust@murtontrust.org.uk Seasonal Staff - We are looking for a member of staff to join our tearoom team from March to October this year. You must be able to manage a busy lunch time service, work under pressure and be adaptable. Previous hospitality experience and food hygiene certificate is an advantage. You must be willing and able to work varied hours over seven days. Please send a C.V. and covering email to murtontrust@murtontrust.org.uk
Visitor Farm Price Increase
2017-02-14 12:43
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

Flooding - What a difference a year makes!
2017-02-14 12:41

At the end of January 2016 we were still recovering from the worst flooding that has ever hit our site. Last week we walked round our site and took matching photographs. The difference highlights how much water was on our site! We are very grateful for a considerably drier winter this year.


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Murton A.G.M.
2017-01-05 15:35
We are holding our AGM on Thursday 19th January at 9.30am, meeting at Murton Steading. The first Trustee's meeting of 2017 will follow. Picture1    
Murton Memo - Issue 12
2017-01-05 13:35
Please find the latest edition of the Murton Memo 12 here Murton Memo 12
Otters at Murton
2016-12-22 15:05
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 Memo - Issue 11
2016-12-13 12:48
Please find the latest edition of the Murton Memo  - Issue 11 here: Murton Memo 11
Santa's Grotto - Fully Booked
2016-12-11 09:34
CzT8tJbXUAALmmH SANTA'S GROTTO IS NOW FULLY BOOKED. Thank you for your all your support. If you managed to secure a time slot we hope you have a wonderful time when visiting.
Murton Memo - Issue 10
2016-11-30 16:55
Please find the latest edition of the Murton Memo - Issue10 here:       Murton Memo 10
Winter Opening Hours
2016-12-07 15:41
17th October 2016 to 31st March 2017 Open 5 days 10am – 4pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
We will close on Friday 23rd December at 3.30pm and reopen on Wednesday 4th January at 10am.