Bat walk

Discover the fascinating world of bats that live at Wakehurst on an evening walk and talk.

Trees at night, Wakehurst

Date and time

28 August 2019 

7pm to 9pm

Price

£15

Adults only/18+

Discover the fascinating world of bats that inhabit Wakehurst on an evening walk and talk.

The evening will begin with an interesting insight into the lives of the various bat species that inhabit Wakehurst, their different behaviour, habitat requirements and what the garden has to offer them.

Using electronic detectors, we will aim to pick up the ultrasonic calls of hunting bats as we walk from the Mansion down to Westwood Lake and back.

Your guides will also explain about other animals, birds and insects that call Wakehurst home.

Your guides

Your hosts for the evening will be experienced Wakehurst Rangers, Steve Cook and Kari Winter, who are experts on Wakehurst's wildlife residents.

Bats in a bat box
Bats, credit: Sussex Bat Society

Important information 

  • The walk will be approximately 4km on a reasonable surface but is up a steep hill all the way back. Please wear sturdy shoes/walking boots and bring a torch.
  • Please be aware that wildlife is unpredictable and we cannot guarantee that you’ll see bats during the evening.