Explore the night-time world of these magical creatures. Watch them emerge from their roost, follow their foraging routes and use our bat detectors to hear their weird and wonderful calls.

The UK has 18 different types of bats and at Slapton we are lucky enough to have recorded 14 of them in and around the nature reserve. From the common Pipistrelle to the rare Lesser horseshoe bat, these amazing creatures are captivating. We will be able to listen out for them on our bat detectors as we explore the places where they live. Foldout guides can be borrowed during the walk and can be purchased at the end.

All children under 18yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

Tutor: Centre Staff

This course will be led by our experienced and enthusiastic tutors.

What's Included

Bat detectors and fold out guides will be provided for the duration of the walk.

Before You Attend

Where to meet and at what time?  
Outside Slapton Ley Field Centre Office

What shall I bring?  

  • Bring a torch
  • Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather and being based outside for some or all of the event
  • When outside, expect to be walking through easy terrain, sometimes on roads and pavements


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