Cliburn Moss Nature Reserve is situated approximately five miles South East of Penrith. Head towards the village of Cliburn and you will see the sign for the nature reserve… if you reach Cliburn village you have gone too far. There is free parking at the reserve entrance.
Each time we visit Cliburn Moss we do a slightly different trail, following the Tale Trail map the route is approximately 0.5 mile however we have been known to walk 1.5 miles through the different paths. The track is a mixture of woodland paths and boardwalks. When the ground is hard this walk would be off road pram accessible however, when the weather is very wet we tend to leave it behind!
There is so much to explore within this nature reserve – swamps, dens, bridges and plenty more! Cliburn Moss really is a great short walk to explore any time of year, the trees also provide great shelter for those wet and windy days!
Have you ever visited the Tale Trails website? A local lady has produced some fantastic child friendly story’s and maps around local family walks, they are truly fantastic! The first time that we visited Cliburn Moss I printed out the map from www.taletrails.co.uk so that the children could follow the story as we walked around the nature reserve! They absolutely LOVED listening to the story before heading out! The boys were particularly excited to search for clues that Grumbletrog had been there. Every time we return to Cliburn Moss there are excited squeals knowing that they will be able to search for Grumbletrog once more.
I love when I can use our walks to activate the children’s imagination, the tale of Grumbletrog certainly did this and made the walk so much more enjoyable for us all! Please do follow the link to their website and see what other walks you can pair with a map and story: www.taletrails.co.uk
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