Bat Walk along the River Crane

Friday 31 August 2018
19:50 to 21:30

The event this evening will lead you in the search for bats along the River Crane and to discover these fascinating nocturnal animals. The evening will start with a short introductory talk by Philip Briggs about bats and the species we might encounter - at least nine bat species occur in Richmond upon Thames. This will be followed by a leisurely walk along the River Crane & Duke of Northumberland's River looking for bats and listening to their calls on bat detectors.  Come and see the aerial acrobatics of pipistrelles which feed regularly along the river, and maybe even see a Daubenton's bat skimming low over the water.


Equipment is provided but please wear sturdy footwear, bring an extra layer and waterproofs in case the weather turns cold or wet in the evening, and bring along a torch as it will be dark at the end of the walk. Booking is essential.


This walk is FULL as it is very popular.  Numbers are restricted for safety reasons as we walk along the river bank in the dark, and also by the number of listening devices available, so kindly don't come along on the evening unless you have a ticket as we cannot accomodate you.


This walk is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks in the local area. We look forward to seeing you.

Contact Jane Satchwell
The Pavilion
Kneller Gardens
beside Mereway Road and Meadway
(view map)
Cost Free but booking is essential