Bat Walks in 2014

See our bats in their natural habitat on our 'batcams' and learn about these fascinating mammals from the experts. If the weather is good, you can walk outside the Mansion with bat detectors at dusk to see the bats leaving the building and foraging.

These walks are provided jointly by the Gloucester Bat Group and Woodchester Mansion Trust. The Trust 'provides' the bats and venue and the Gloucester Bat Group provide the experts. There will be a charge of £5.00 per person for the walk and all proceeds are used in the preservation and protection of the bat colonies..

Please park in the National Trust car park (normal parking charges apply) and walk to the Mansion - approximately two-thirds of a mile. A member of the Gloucester Bat Group will meet you in the car park at the time stated below. Note that the times of the bat walks vary as the bats leave the Mansion at dusk and that varies throughout the year. 

We are planning to hold walks on:

  • Friday 20 June 2014 - meet in the NT car park at 8.30pm
  • Friday 25 July 2014 - meet in the NT car park at 8.00pm
  • Thursday 21 August - meet in the NT car park at 7.15pm
  • Friday 12 September - meet in the NT car park at 6.30pm - this event is fully-booked

Numbers for these events are strictly limited - so advance booking is necessary.

For more information, and to book please e-mail bats@woodchestermansion.org.uk (preferable) or by calling 01453-861541.

We expect each event to last for up to two and a half hours.

Please note that, depending on the weather, the track from the car park to the Mansion may be wet and muddy so please wear suitable footwear - and don't forget that it will be dark by the time that you walk back up the track so remember to bring a torch.

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