5 things to look out for in late winter at Murlough

Snow capped Mournes from Murlough National Nature Reserve

Winter is slowly on it's way out and soon we will welcome spring, See what thee is to do at Murlough before we say goodbye to winter for another year.

  1. See the influx of overwintering wildfowl  including the Brent Goose all the way from its breeding grounds in Artic Canada.
  2. It’s the last month of scrub clearance around the Nature Reserve before nesting season begins and birds from all over the world join us at Murlough.
  3. The wild Exmoor ponies that range over the dune system all year round look bigger and hardier than ever. This is when their winter coats are at their thickest and is definitely worth a photo.
  4. Take a romantic stroll around the reserve with your special somebody. Murlough has a secret beach that not many of our visitors know about around the North Point Trail. Can you find it? If you can it’s the perfect secluded location for a picnic.
  5. February see’s the kids off for half term. It’s also a good time to try and tick off some more of your 50 things. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/50-things-to-do-before-youre-11--activity-list