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Guided Bat Walk at West Stow Country Park

April 14, 2023 7:45pm-9:30pm West Stow Country Park, IP28 6HG

Guided Bat Walk at West Stow Country Park

Discover the nocturnal nightlife of West Stow Country Park this Easter with bat expert, Lindsey Bilston.

On this guided walk, you will explore the twilight world of West Stow Country Park with guide, Lindsey Bilston (of the Norfolk and Norwich Bat Group).

West Stow Country Park is thriving natural landscape of heathland and woodland. Located around the historical site of West Stow Anglo Saxon Village, this is an exciting opportunity to experience the Country Park after hours. As you walk, you will 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).

 

Key Information:

Friday 14th April

7:45pm – 9:30pm (The event will start at 7:45pm with an introduction on bats and using bat detectors. We will then walk as a group through the Country Park for approximately 75 minutes. This will be at a slow pace with multiple pause points.)

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  • Cost: With the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, this event is offered on a Pay What You Want basis including a free option. Our aim is to remove barriers to taking part and we hope that the event is open and welcoming for everyone. BFER is a not for profit project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
  • 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 via: bfer.admin@suffolk.gov.uk
  • Location: West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village & Country Park, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Suffolk , IP28 6HG
  • Meet outside the West Stow visitor centre (What Three Words: w3w.co/reactions.flattery.dive)
  • This is an outdoor event and will take place mainly in the dark. Please wrap up warm and wear sturdy footwear.
  • Terrain: West Stow Country Park has a variety of terrain, and can be uneven under foot.
  • In the event of extreme weather, the event may be cancelled (participants will be notified in advance where possible)
  • This session will take place outside of the opening hours of West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village.
  • Please do not bring dogs
  • Age: This event is suitable for ages 7 years(all children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the workshop)
  • Equipment: Head torches and high vis jackets will be provided.

 

For more information about West Stow Country Park, visit: weststow.org

For more information about the Norfolk and Norwich Bat Group visit: www.norwichbatgroup.co.uk