Hibernation hike in the Avon Valley (3 places left)

Date: Thursday 8th of March 2018
Time: 10am-1pm (arrive from 9.30)
Location: Avon Mill Garden Centre, Loddiswell, Kingsbridge, TQ7 4DD

Find out why the Avon Valley is such a great place for bats to hang out! The bats may be hibernating but we can still be active. Join staff from the Bat Project and South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a ‘hibernation hike’ in the beautiful Avon Valley countryside. This walk will show you many of the habitats that bats love to use.

Our Walk

We will enjoy a walk from the river valley up onto the tops where you get fantastic views out across the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In addition you will meet the owners of Ham Farm (also our refreshment stop!) and find out what they are doing to improve the habitats for the bats.

The walk is a moderately easy 2.5 miles, with a steep climb up out of the valley. The ground is muddy with some puddles in parts, so waterproof footwear is essential.

If you’d like to book some lunch at the garden centre café after the walk, please arrive at 9.30am to place an order ready for our return by around 1pm. After the walk you could spend some time browsing the large selection of plants as well as the shops and gallery. Perhaps you could buy some bat friendly wildflower plants or seeds for your garden?

Meet at Avon Mill garden centre car park from 9.30am. Wear suitable clothing and sturdy footwear.


To book your place, email or phone 01392 260849. Please include your name and contact number, along with an emergency contact name and number who we can contact during the walk in the unlikely event of an incident. If the walk becomes fully booked then we operate a waiting list in case of any cancellations.

Useful links;

Avon Mill Garden Centre website

South Devon AONB website

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