Bovey Tracey Evening Bat Safari – various dates

Location: Parke (National Trust), near Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9JQ


Join Bovey Bat Group for an evening bat detecting walk in the grounds of Parke Estate, Bovey Tracey. On this walk we hope to glimpse some stunning aerial displays – we will be using bat detectors to listen to and to identify the bats around us. Some bats come out at dusk, such as pipistrelles and noctules whilst others, including the greater horseshoe, wait until dark. The bat detecting walk will take you through some great ‘batty’ places and you will learn more about what our local bats need to survive.

Further details

This is a series of Thursday evening walks on the following dates in 2020;

4th June, 2nd July, 6th August, 3rd September

Wear suitable sturdy footwear and waterproof clothing, and bring a torch. No dogs permitted as there may be cattle grazing the parkland. Children under 16 are welcomed but must be accompanied by an adult.

Booking information

Book your place on the Eventbrite website.


Park in the Parke Estate car park. pay and display (free to National Trust members). Please ensure you arrive in time for the event to start promptly.


Visit the National Trust Parke website to find directions to get here. Post code TQ13 9JQ, grid reference SX 805 784

Bat in flight

photo by Frank Greenaway

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