With the volume of rain we have experienced throughout October and now into November, it is unsurprising that we find ourselves with very high water levels here at Murton. We have experienced some flooding which is fluctuating day to day.
For those who know the areas of the nature reserve, the Home Loch is only passable on one side and there is a small diversion around our steading area between Thistle Bank Path and the foot of Hill Path. There may be days where this is not passable at all unfortunately.
On our visitor farm, there is no circular route around the pond however there is still access to all of the equipment. There is also an area at the front of the guinea pig pens which is causing some problems. Visitors can walk around the back of the guinea pig pens to continue further onto the rest of the farm.
Both our nature reserve and farm have soft ground in areas, and some spots can be very slippy.
We look forward to welcoming everyone to our site to spend time outdoors as well as in our tearoom and to our events, however we do ask that you consider strong suitable footwear for walking and suitable clothing for the weather of the day you visit.
If you would like to call ahead to ask about the water levels we would be happy to help. Our office is regular office hours, Mon – Fri, 9am to 5pm and is not manned at the weekends. Our number is 01307 819491.