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Dusk to Dark Bat Walk

Discover the nocturnal nightlife of Knettishall Heath with bat expert, Lindsey Bilston.

August 25, 2023
7:45pm – 9:30pm
Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve, IP22 2TQ
https://pathmakers.org.uk/events/dawn-to-dusk-bat-walk-knettishall-heath/

Dusk to Dark Bat Walk

On this guided walk, you will explore the twilight world of Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve with guide, Lindsey Bilston (of the Norfolk and Norwich Bat Group).

Knettishall Heath is a thriving Brecks habitat, situated alongside the river Little Ouse. Explore the reserve after hours, learn about bats and their habitats, and use bat detectors to listen out for and identify any that are present.

This is an outdoor event. Please wrap up warm and wear sturdy footwear. Please be prepared to journey mainly in the dark (head torches will be provided).

Dusk to Dark Bat Walk

 

Key Information:

When: Friday 25th August

Where: Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve, IP22 2TQ

Time: 7:45pm – 9:30pm (Please arrive ready for a 7:45pm start. The event will begin with an introduction on bats and using bat detectors. You will then walk as a group into the Reserve. The walk will be approximately 75 minutes and will be at a slow pace with multiple pause points.

Cost: Free of charge with thanks to the support of National Lottery Heritage Fund via the Brecks Fen Edge and Rivers landscape partnership scheme.

Booking: Due to limited capacity, please book if you wish to attend. After booking, if you are no longer able to attend, please contact BFER so that your tickets can be reallocated via: bfer.admin@suffolk.gov.uk

This walk is promoted in collaboration with Pathmakers, which is an accessible walking charity.

To book your tickets, visit the Pathmakers website found HERE

 

Parking: Parking is available in the main Knettishall Heath visitor car park. Please note that there is a parking charge of £3 per car. This event will take place outside of the opening hours of Knettishall Heath, with thanks to Suffolk Wildlife Trust. You will be asked to provide your vehicle registration when booking.

Meeting point: Knettishall Heath main visitor car park (What Three Words: ///voices.lightens.hero)

Distance: 1 – 2 miles

What to bring/wear: This is an outdoor event and will take place mainly in the dark. Head torches and high vis jackets will be provided. Please wrap up warm and wear sturdy footwear.

Terrain: Knettishall Heath has a variety of terrain, and may be uneven under foot.

Age: This event is suitable for ages 7 years+ (all children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the event)

Further information:

  • In the event of extreme weather, the event may be cancelled (participants will be notified in advance where possible)
  • Please do not bring dogs

Norfolk and Norwich Bat Group: www.norwichbatgroup.co.uk

Knettishall Heath: www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/knettishallheath

Pathmakers: www.pathmakers.org.uk

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