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January Opening Update

Our nature reserve and paths will be available for public recreation between 9am and 2pm each day, in line with current COVID regulations for people living in Angus. Our car park will close at 2pm each day.

Unfortunately our visitor farm and tearoom remain closed to the public at the moment. Please provide space and physically distance when passing other walkers and remember only 2 people from up to 2 households can meet at the moment. Children under 12 don’t count towards this limit.

Our bird hides will remain closed until further notice, but all areas of our nature reserve can be seen from our path network and viewing areas.

Please note that we have no toilets or hand wash facilities available at the moment.

We will still be here when restrictions lift. If there is somewhere closer to home in Angus that you can visit, why not try there instead?

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Murton Trust Annual General Meeting

Murton Trust will hold their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 28th January 2021 at 09.30am.

This year it will be held online, via a Zoom meeting. Anyone wishing to attend the AGM should email murtontrust@murtontrust.org.uk to receive a meeting invitation.

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Grow Angus

During 2020 we were able to find funding to support a project that would look at growing in Angus.

Kate Munro took the lead on this project and we are delighted to have compiled this short booklet that tells the story of growing in Angus.

Download it here.

“The Covid-19 pandemic changed life for all of us. Overnight, we were forced to find a new ways of doing just about everything. While this has been distressing and unsettling for some, it has also given each of us a chance to reassess life and brought unexpected pleasures.
THE NEED TO GROW
One inspiring bonus of the pandemic is a rush to get growing. Across the county allotment associations and community gardens are inundated with keen new growers. Established community growing groups are supplying new people with local food. People are connecting with others to support food hubs and those in need across Angus. It is a truth our grandparents knew instinctively, something governments have told us for decades, it took a global pandemic for us to hear it: Growing is good for you, your community and your planet. This booklet celebrates all those growing in Angus and invites you to get involved in growing where you live. So whether you want to do your bit for the planet, your pocket or just enjoy being outside, take a look and join in. THANK YOU to those listed: It has been a pleasure to share your enthusiasm and learn more about the vital growing you do. If have missed your project; accept my apologies, – and email growangus@gmail.com.”

Kate Munro

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Everyone!
It will be no surprise that our tearoom and farm will be closing tomorrow through until mid January. However…..
🌳🌲🎉Our NATURE RESERVE WILL BE OPEN every day including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. The car park and nature reserve will be open every day between 9am and 2pm. ❄️☃️Please note that there will be NO toilets or handwash facilities available during this time.
We have been overwhelmed by the support we received this year. From donations, every cup of tea or cake bought, attendance at our events to all the indidivuals that simply popped out to enjoy a walk on our nature reserve. Thank you!
We hope 2021 will be a happier year for everyone. We are looking forward to welcoming you on to our site again soon.
From all the team at Murton.

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Visitor Farm Open

We are delighted to open our visitor farm once again to visitors. From 29th August we are now fully open for visitors to the farm as well as the nature reserve and tearoom. For a limited time we are pleased to offer free entry to the farm to everyone to come along and enjoy a day out.

Our Visitor Farm and Tearoom are open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm. We have limited seating in our tearoom but plenty seating and space for your picnic blankets over our picnic area. The tearoom has a reduced takeaway menu but soups, hot and cold filled rolls and delicious traybakes, cakes and scones are all still available.

The Nature Reserve is open 7 days and is free to take a gentle stroll round or let the little ones explore.

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2nd August 2020 – NO CARD MACHINE

Unfortunately our card machine has broken and we are unable to accept card payments today.

Please remember to bring cash for your visit.

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Nature Reserve

We have some exciting news to share with you all. Our Nature Reserve is opening!!

From Friday 26th June, we will be opening our car park gates from 9.30am – 2.30pm, 7 days a week.
The reserve is beautiful at the moment and our staff have been working hard to keep it maintained while we have been closed. So please do come along and enjoy a stroll.

We have taken the decision for the tearoom and visitor farm to remain closed at this time. We do plan for these to open in the not to distant future, but for now they remain closed.

**Please note there will be no toilets available or hand wash facilities across our site while the tearoom and farm remain closed. Only one bird hide, at the car park will be accessible until our site fully opens.

For anyone who has not had a chance to walk on our reserve before, it is free to access. Around half of the reserve is wheelchair accessible while the rest of it is a gentle walk with maintained grass paths.

Thank you for your continued support and patience at this time. Keep an eye out for updates on the opening of other areas of our site. For now, we look forward to welcoming you back to our nature reserve

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Newsletter

Subscribe to our Newsletter for the latest news and updates from Murton. It’s full of dates for your diary, what’s going in the oven in the tearoom and the latest work that is going on around the reserve and farm. There will even a little update on our much loved animals.

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Murton Closure

In line with Government guidelines we have decided to close Murton with immediate effect. Please note that this closure covers our entire site and applies to our tearoom, farm, nature reserve, tots group, volunteering, placements and all group visits. Our website will be kept up to date with any changes – please do keep checking in.

We know that Murton is used by many in our community as more than just a tearoom or leisure site and that our nature reserve and services will be missed by many at a time they are needed more than ever. We will work hard to re-open and offer services in a safe way, when we possibly can. Each area of our work will be reviewed separately and may open or start again at different times. We will aim to communicate clearly and openly throughout the coming weeks.

We will of course welcome your emails and social media messages during this time, however our phone line will not be monitored until further notice.

As a charity, this has been a very difficult decision to make, but made easier knowing that we have always been so wonderfully supported by of our community. We do hope you all keep safe and well and that we are able to all come together again at Murton very soon.

From all the team at Murton, Alison, Rob, Al, Peter, Irene, Louise, Shaun, Linda, Jill, Sheila, Eilidh, Danny, Kyle, Molly, Eve, Grace, Anna, Maisie and all our volunteers.

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Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

We know that you will have been monitoring the news about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We are too, and want to reassure our customers that we hope to keep Murton open through this time of real uncertainty.

Our nature reserve remains the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy nature, our farm is a wonderful place to enjoy with your family and our tearoom provides delicious home-baking and light lunches.

We would like Murton to continue to be a site that is safe to be enjoyed by all our community. If you are unwell or are showing signs of the virus – please stay home. Follow government guidelines as they are announced to keep yourself and Murton safe, we will certainly be doing the same.

We hope to see you all at Murton very soon.

Alison and all the team at Murton.