February half term at Souter Lighthouse

A family head towards the red and white striped tower of Souter Lighthouse on a winter's day

February half term means we're a step closer to spring.

Time flies when you're having fun

In celebration of National Nest Box Week, you can brush up on your joinery skills and build a bird box. From Saturday 13 February visit the lighthouse to pick up a bird box kit, complete with instructions and facts about birds that might visit your garden and choose to make it their home. You never know, there could be a family of chicks safely nestled your hand crafted bird box by spring. £5 each (£6 pre-made). There's no need to pre-order, but please be aware stocks are limited. Drop by the office at the back of the lighthouse, opposite the Foghorn Field to collect your kit. 

A great tit chick, almost ready to leave its cosy nest box
A great tit chick sits in a nest box, almost ready to fledge
A great tit chick, almost ready to leave its cosy nest box

Explore the coast at your own pace 

The Souter Saunter downloadable walking trail. is an easy 2 mile route takes in bird viewing screens in the nature reserve and great places to spot seabirds along the cliff top stretch.