Murlough National Nature Reserve

Murlough National Nature Reserve

Things to see and do 

Murlough National Nature Reserve

What's on 

Upcoming events

Jo's Walks - Beach Combing

Sat 05 May 2018
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.

Bluebell Stroll with the Ranger

Sat 19 May 2018
Join our Rangers for bluebell season at Murlough. Discover the best views of the bluebells that carpet the shadier parts of the reserve on a walk through the heathland.

Jo's Walks - Butterflies and Other Insects

Sat 02 Jun 2018
Murlough is one of the most diverse places in Ireland to find species of butterflies. Take a walk with Jo to hear why Murlough is such a special butterfly and insect habitat.

The World of Moths

Sun 10 Jun 2018
Moths are integral part of our nature habitat and help us keep an eye on the health of the environment. Andy Crory from Ulster Wildlife Trust will be joining us for a walk to help discover some of these special creatures.

The Geology of Bloody Bridge and the Mourne Mountains

Sat 16 Jun 2018
Learn about the fascinating geology along the coastline at the Bloody Bridge, organised in partnership with Earth Science Ireland.

Ragwort Challenge

Sat 30 Jun 2018
Muck in with our Rangers to help us remove this invasive species. Get the whole family involved and crown the champion ragwort remover as our Rangers try to remove as much as possible in one day!
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.