Bat walks


See these amazing creatures and learn more about them. 

Saturday 13th July - Jan Collins 

Saturday 20th July - Jan Collins 

Wednesday 7th August - Simon Ginnaw

Monday 19th August - Simon Ginnaw

Friday 6th September - Simon Ginnaw


Bedgebury is lucky enough to have six species of bat that make the Pinetum their home. Armed with bat detectors, join local bat specialists, Simon Ginnaw and Jan Collins, at sunset to see and hear some of the bats that live in the Pinetum and learn more about these mysterious creatures. This is also an opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the Pinetum at night.

"Definitely a 'bucket list’ wildlife item to witness. No need to travel half way across the world, no need to wait until a BBC wildlife film crew arrives to subsequently broadcast it into your living room,” said a BioBlitz recorder in 2016 on witnessing a spectacular bat display at Bedgebury.

The walk will start half an hour before sunset (exact time to be advised closer to the date) and will last about two hours. 

Price: £12 for members, £15 for non-members. Each date is restricted to 15 attendees.

To book your place please phone 01580 879842

Booking conditions: All events are held in, or will start from, the Bedgebury Visitor Centre unless otherwise specified. Full payment is required to reserve places on all events. No refund can be offered for failure to attend any course or event, unless the place released is taken by someone on the waiting list. If excessively adverse weather is forecast, a cancellation email will be sent before the event. If you are unable to attend on the proposed alternative date, you will be offered a full refund. Dogs are not permitted. Events involving a walk may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. Children under the age of 16 may attend if appropriate but must pay as indicated and must be accompanied by a full-paying adult. Attendance by children under the age of 16 may not be appropriate unless indicated by a child price or reference to child attendees. No child under 16 should attend unless genuinely interested in the subject matter or child attendance is indicated in the description. This is to avoid disruption to the event for other adult attendees. Site admission is included in the non-members price.