Murlough National Nature Reserve

Important notice -

Please be aware the gates at the main car-park and Keel Point will shut at 5pm, allowing exit until 6pm.

An extraordinarily beautiful dune landscape

Murlough National Nature Reserve

Things to see and do 

Murlough National Nature Reserve

What's on 

Upcoming events

Jo's Walks - Beach Combing

Sat 30 Mar 2019
Join Jo Whatmough for another of her walks through the nature and history of Murlough. This ones takes us the dunes at Murlough to discover why they're such a richly diverse nature habitat. *Due to unforeseen circumstances, Jo has had to change...

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 19 Apr 2019
Come along for some Easter Fun as you follow the Bunny's clues through the dunes down to the beach. Return to the start and collect your Cadbury chocolate prize.

Bug Detectives

Sat 27 Apr 2019
Get out your magnifying glasses ad discover a hidden world of bugs and beasties...just where could those little critters be hiding?

Jo's Walks - Rabbits and Early Flowers

Sat 11 May 2019
Join Jo, Murlough's first Warden and naturalist for a guided walk of the dunes, and discover why our rabbit population is actually vital in looking after the Nature Reserve.

Bluebell Stroll with a Ranger

Sat 18 May 2019
Join our Rangers for bluebell season at Murlough on a walk through the heathland. Discover the best views of the bluebells that carpet the shadier parts of the reserve in Spring.

Jo's Walks - Birds and Butterflies

Sat 01 Jun 2019
Join Jo in search of birds and butterflies, hoping to spot Murlough's most important marsh fritillary butterfly and learning its complex life cycle.
Car park sign and four walkers, Seatoller, Cumbria

Car parking FAQs 

We've introduced Pay and Display, meaning visitors and National Trust members can support us all year round. Here's what members need to know about scanning your cards.

Murlough National Nature Reserve


Murlough National Nature Reserve


Murlough National Nature Reserve bumblebee feeding

Wonderful wildlife 

We're home to more that 600 species of butterfly and moths, rare birds and mammals and an array of stunning flora.

Murlough National Nature Reserve

Get involved

Volunteering at Murlough National Nature Reserve

Volunteering at Murlough National Nature Reserve 

Would you like to become part of the team at Murlough National Nature Reserve? There are lots of volunteering options available.