Bat Walk

Bat Walk

Experience the estate as darkness falls

Bat mid flight

Tuesday 6 August 7:30pm to 9:30pm

As the sunsets on the Priory Ruins and riverside, experience the night sky come to life.

Under the guidance of David Watkins, the Chair of North Yorkshire Bat Group and with the aid of bat detectors, the silence of the night will be filled by echolocation. Bats use echolocation, a high pitch sound and its echo, for navigation and hunting. The sound is ordinarily too high for humans to hear, but thanks to the bat detector not only will you be able to see the bats dart here and there, you will be able to hear them. Will you hear the delightful “raspberry” sound commonly referred to as the feeding buzz?

Numbers for this event are very limited so please book your place using the link below.

We look forward to welcoming you…

Useful Information

  • The bat walk will take place on Tuesday 6 August.
  • The introduction will start outside the Village Shop and Post Office at 7:30pm.
  • The cost is £15.00 per person.
  • Please park in Bolton Abbey car park.
  • Parking is free of charge on the evening of the event with a valid ticket.
  • A complimentary car park ticket is included with each booking.
  • The car park will be open from 7pm for ticket holders.
  • All levels of interest and experience are very welcome.
  • Children are welcome.
  • Sturdy boots, warm clothes and water proofs are highly recommended, as is insect repellent and a torch.
  • The route is suitable for wheelchairs.
  • Assistance dogs only.