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Dartmouth – Evening Bat Trail Walk

Date: Tuesday 19th of June 2018
Time: 7pm - 9pm
Location: Dartmouth Castle car park (TQ6 0JN)

Join us for an evening bat trail walk as we follow one of our bat trails, a 3.5 mile circular walk from Dartmouth Castle via Little Dartmouth.

The walk includes some stiles, steps and steep sections and may be muddy in places.

Look out for bats if you do this evening walk, as some bats come out at dusk, like the noctule bat, whilst others including the greater horseshoe wait until dark. This walk will take you through some great ‘batty’ places, so look out for the different things described in the directions as you travel along.

Dartmouth sits on the western bank of the estuary of the River Dart, which is a long narrow tidal ria that runs inland as far as Totnes. It remains a busy port and is very popular with tourists, as well as the greater horseshoe bats who live here! Leaving the busy part of town around the marinas, the countryside rolls out into farmed fields, deep lanes, coastal cliffs and wooded valleys.

Small but perfectly formed, this satisfying circuit is full of character and interest, offering glorious views from the cliffs,the tang of the sea close up on the rocky shore, the rich history of the castle and the beautiful River Dart.

Booking

To book email bats@devonwildlifetrust.org or phone 01392 260849.

Further information:

Bat trail 9 – Dartmouth – Meet at Dartmouth Castle car park at 7pm.

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