Upcoming Events

View our upcoming events and learn how you can get involved with the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project.

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    Volunteer event at The Donkey Sanctuary – Saturday 1st July

    If you have volunteered for the project, taken part in a survey, or would just like to find out more about getting involved with helping the endangered greater horseshoe bat, then please come along to this free event.

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    Bat Emergence event – Friday 14th July

    Otterton Mill is an important maternity roost for Pipistrelle bats. book a table for a dinner with a difference and the chance to see the bats emerge from our historic buildings at dusk.

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    Friday 28th July 2017 – Batty About Moths at Clennon Valley Lakes

    Location: Clennon Valley Lakes Date: Friday 28th July Time: 8.45pm – late Torbay Green Spaces and Devon Moth Group will be investigating the […]

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    Saturday 2nd September – Kingsbridge show

    A great start to our Bat Festival…

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    Tuesday 5th September – Braunton Bat Walk

    Come and learn about the Greater Horseshoe bat and join the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Volunteers

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    Thursday 7th September 2017 – Seaton Wetlands Greater Horseshoe Bat Discovery Walk

    Join East Devon District Council Countryside Team and The Greater Horseshoe Bat Project for a twilight walk around Seaton Wetlands.

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    Tuesday 12th September – Devon’s remarkable bats

    Join Dr Fiona Mathews Associate Professor of Mammalian Biology at Exeter University and Chair of the Mammal Society to hear about the amazing biology of East Devon bats.

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    Wednesday 13th September – Hedgerows and Landscapes for Nature

    Dr Sam Bridgewater, Head of Nature and Conservation at Clinton Devon Estate will discuss Hedgerows and Landscapes for Nature

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    Thursday 14th September – Braunton Bat Walk

    Come and learn about the Greater Horseshoe bat and join the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Volunteers

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    Tuesday 19th September – Quarry Caves Farmland Bat Walk

    Location: Beer, East Devon Date: Tuesday 19th September Time: 11am – 1pm The Quarry Caves in the beautiful village of Beer […]

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    Tuesday 19th September 2017 – Bat Walk at Croyde Burrows

    Join the AONB team Rangers from Parkdean Holiday Park and some high tech bat detectors to explore and learn about the bats that inhabit this part of the North Devon Coast AONB.

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    Wednesday 20th September 2017 – Seaton Supper Talk

    Join this free event to plant trees in a brilliant area for bats. Orchards and woodland areas are great habitats for bats.

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    Thursday 21st September 2017 – Bat Walk at Ham Farm

    Join us to find out more about the bats which enjoy living around Ham Farm in the Avon Valley.

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    Friday 22nd September – Bat, moth and stargazing walk

    Location: Sharpham Estate, near Totnes Date: Friday 22nd September Time: 7-9pm See bats, moths and stars (hopefully) on this very […]

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  • Friday 22nd September – Berry Head Bat Walk

    Location: Berry Head, Brixham Date: Friday 22nd September Time: 6.45pm – 8.30pm A unique opportunity to see the rare Greater Horseshoe […]

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    Wednesday 27th September – Bat Habitat Spring Clean!

    Location: Wheathill car park, East Budleigh Common SY040 847 Date: Wednesday 27th September Time: We’ll be here 9:30am – 2.30pm – […]

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    Saturday 30th September – Medieval Goose Fair

    Come and learn about the Greater Horseshoe bat and join the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Volunteers

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Past Events

Read about our previous events and get in touch if you are interested in getting involved in one like this again.

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    Wednesday 3rd May 2017 – Braunton Bat Walk

    Bat Walk around Braunton Beacon and Church

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    Wednesday 10th May 2017 – Dartington Bat Walk

    Join us for some bat spotting using detectors on this evening walk around the beautiful Dartington Estate.

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  • Thursday 11th May – Stover Country Park Bat walk

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    Saturday 25th March – Tree Planting in the Teign Valley

    Join this free event to plant trees in a brilliant area for bats. Orchards and woodland areas are great habitats for bats.

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  • Tuesday 14th March – Combe Martin Bioblitz event

    Join us at this at this day of marine surveying, come and meet us on our bat project stand.

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    Monday 13th March – Combe Martin Museum evening talk

    Date: Monday 13th March Time: 7:30-9 pm Venue: The Sail Loft, Combe Martin Museum Find out all about the Devon […]

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    Wednesday 15th March 2017 – TALK – Devon batscapes revisited

    A talk from Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project Manager, Ruth Testa, arranged by Exeter DWT local group.

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    Wednesday 22nd February 2017 – Deer Park Farm – bat habitat walk

    Join a farm walk to find out more about the bats who live around Chudleigh.

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    Thursday 23rd February 2017 – Scrub Bashing in the Avon Valley

    Join us to help cut back encroaching scrub on this beautiful wildflower meadow which provides important foraging habitat for the local Greater Horseshoe Bats.

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    Thursday 19th January – Data Analysis training for volunteers

    Join us for Anabat Data Analysis training in Exeter

    This training in Anabat Data Analysis will also allow those with good IT skills and an interest in computing, data analysis, accuracy and a meticulous nature to gain new skills which in turn benefit the project.

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    Wednesday 25th January – New Year Orchard Planting for Bats 2nd of 2 practical days in January

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    Wednesday 18th January – New Year Orchard Planting for Bats 1st of 2 practical days in January

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  • Monday 28th November 2016 – Practical & Strategic Parasite Control in Cattle

    Practical & Strategic Parasite Control in Cattle

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    Sunday 16th October – Apple, Pizza and Pumpkin Open Day

    Join us and visit our stand on Sunday 16th October for an Apple, Pizza and Pumpkin Open Day at Embercombe in the Teign Valley

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    Thursday 13th October – Data Analysis training for volunteers

    Join us for Anabat Data Analysis training in Exeter

    This training in Anabat Data Analysis will also allow those with good IT skills and an interest in computing, data analysis, accuracy and a meticulous nature to gain new skills which in turn benefit the project.

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    Tuesday 1st November – Data Analysis training for volunteers

    Join us for Anabat Data Analysis training in Exeter

    This training in Anabat Data Analysis will also allow those with good IT skills and an interest in computing, data analysis, accuracy and a meticulous nature to gain new skills which in turn benefit the project.

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    Borrow a Bat Detector!

    Bat detectors are now available to pick up at a number of locations across Devon . . .

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  • BatFest 2016 underway!

    With events ranging from walks, to talks, and even a night-time open air swim, we’ve gone all out to make BatFest 2016 a huge success . . .
    Check out all we’ve got on and book yourself in now!

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  • Monday 25th July – Buckfastleigh Bat Blitz

    Date: Monday 25th July (initial session – see below for further details) Location: Buckfastleigh Town Hall (Room 3) Time: 4-6.30pm (arrive between […]

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  • Friday 5th August – Brixham Bat Blitz

    Be part of this ‘Bat Blitz’, where multiple bat detectors are placed around the town. Using static recorders and hand […]

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  • Monday 8th August – Gunnislake Bat Blitz

    Date: Monday 8th August (initial session – see below for further details) Location: Tamar Valley Centre, Drakewalls, Gunnislake http://www.tamarvalley.org.uk/explore/visiting-the-tamar-valley/tamarvalleycentre/ Time: 4-7pm (arrive […]

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  • Monday 22nd August – Avon Valley Bat Blitz

    Date: Monday 22nd August (initial session – see below for further details) Location: Avon Mill Garden Centre, Loddiswell (www.avonmill.com/find-us/) Time: 3.30-6pm (arrive […]

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    Friday 26th August – Branscombe Night Walk

    Come along and enjoy an evening of moth trapping and bat detecting; at this National Trust event, in this lovely setting […]

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  • Saturday 3rd September – Kingsbridge show

    Come along to the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project stand!

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    Sunday 24th July – Avon Day @ Avon Mill

    Come along to find out more about the wildlife at this event in South Devon. We will have a stand […]

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  • Saturday 3rd September – Saving Wildflowers

    Help us conserve flower rich meadows…

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  • Monday 5th September – Buckfastleigh Bat Blitz

    Join us to find out more about Buckfastleigh Bat Blitz!

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  • Monday 5th-26th September – Bat Beacon Exhibition

    Come along to a Greater Horseshoe Bat exhibition at the Flavel Arts Centre in Dartmouth!

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  • Thursday 8th September – Tamar Valley Bat Trail Walk

    Explore the new Tamar Valley Bat Trail with the Project’s Anna Davidson…

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  • Friday 9th September – Berry Head Bat Walk

    A unique opportunity to see the rare Greater Horseshoe bats at Berry Head, a Geopark Gateway Site

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  • Friday 9th September – Donkey Sanctuary Bat Walk

    More details on this free event to follow…

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  • Friday 9th September – Bats about Swimmimg Starry Night Bat Swim

    Enjoy a relaxing swim in a pool gently lit by twinkling candle lights and fairy lights…

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  • Tuesday 13th September – Braunton Bat Walk

    Explore how bats navigate around the village of Braunton. in North Devon AONB.

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  • Wednesday 14th September – Bat talk/walk at the Donkey Sanctuary

    Get involved with a day of events to celebrate the launch of our Bat Beacon!

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  • Saturday 17th September – Croyde BioBlitz Family Event

    A day of environmental activities and wildlife surveys in and around Croyde…

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  • Saturday 17th September – Croyde BioBlitz Bat Walk

    Join the North Devon AONB team to explore the area around the lower Croyde stream…

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  • Thursday 22nd September – Braunton Bat Walk

    Explore areas around Braunton and find out more about Greater Horseshoe Bats…

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  • Friday 23rd September – Brixham Bat Blitz

    Be part of this ‘Bat Blitz’, where multiple bat detectors are placed around the town. Using static recorders and hand […]

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  • Friday 23rd September – Teignmouth Science Café Bat Talk

    Join Helen Parr from the Greater Horseshoe Bat Project at this Teignmouth Science Café Bat Talk!

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  • Friday 23rd September – Free Bat Talk at The Flavel

    Join Ed Parr-Ferris at The Flavel…

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  • Friday 23rd September – Brixham Bat Blitz

    Book onto this evening Bat Blitz event at Berry Head!

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  • Monday 11th July – Braunton Bat Blitz

    Date: Monday 11th July (initial session – see below for further details) Location: Braunton Parish Hall (location) Time: 4-6.30pm (arrive between these […]

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  • Friday 8th July – Brixham Bat Blitz

    Be part of this ‘Bat Blitz’, where multiple bat detectors are placed around the town. Using static recorders and hand […]

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    Friday 1st-Saturday 2nd July – Chudleigh Bioblitz

    Come along to find out more about the amazing bats that live near here, as well as lots of other wildlife, […]

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    Homes for Bats appeal

    We urgently need to raise at least £26,000 to protect and renovate some of Devon’s key greater horseshoe bat maternity roosts, to provide new roosting habitat, and to improve access to vital food supplies.

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  • Sunday 3rd July: Berry Head Bats – landscape and lore

    Where: Brixham/Berry Head Time: 2pm- 4pm Join us, along with project partner South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, for […]

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  • Wednesday 11th May – Dartmouth Orchard Bat walk

    Come along and enjoy an evening finding out more about bats & orchards. You will learn about the work of the […]

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  • Sunday 26th June – Buckfastleigh Bat Day

    Come along to find out more about the amazing bats that live near here. Location: Higher Kiln Quarry, Buckfastleigh Time: 10am-3pm […]

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  • Wednesday 25th May – Bat walk & talk evening event

    Come along and enjoy an evening finding out more about the work of the Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat project in […]

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  • Sunday 15th May – Dartmoor Festival

    Visit our stand at this Spring festival in the beautiful setting of Yarner Woods. We will be chatting to visitors about the […]

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  • Saturday 23rd April – Bat Project event

    Find out more about volunteering on the project with a day of talks and workshops Where:       Parke Estate, Bovey […]

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  • Sunday 17th April: Avon Valley Hibernation Hike

    A walk in the countryside to look at the habitats that bats love to use Where: Avon Valley Time: 10am […]

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    Wednesday 10th February: Donkey Sanctuary practical conservation event

    Join us for a free hedgelaying event Where: The Donkey Sanctuary, Sidmouth Time: 10am – 4pm website here Booking essential: […]

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Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project