Looking and listening for bats with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic leader has proved to be an increasingly popular event for all ages. Bat walks are a perfect way of giving people the opportunity to see and hear bats in a natural setting, and that first experience has led many to a lifelong interest in bats. To ensure the success and maximise the potential of such events careful planning is essential.

Monitoring the same sites regularly, as evidenced by our National Bat Monitoring Programme (NBMP), can provide valuable data on population trends.

Organising and leading walks

Example of a risk assessment for bat walks

Bat detectors and surveys

Example of bat walk poster

Bat walks