Bat walk at Stoneycliffe Wood in Netherton

Pipistrelle Bat. Picture Amy Lewis
Pipistrelle Bat. Picture Amy Lewis

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will lead a bat walk around Stoneycliffe Wood in Netherton on Thursday night.

The walk on August 28 will run from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Meet at the Netherton cemetery entrance to Stoneycliffe.

There are 18 species of bat in the UK and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT) nature reserves can be a great place to see species such as noctule and common pipistrelle.

YWT education officer Kat Woolley said: “When we head out on a bat walk we take with us bat detectors, these devices convert the bat’s silent echolocation signals into something we can hear. If you have never been on a bat walk before you will be amazed listening to the feeding buzzes as they use their echolocation to hunt for prey, it really is thrilling! And of course you will likely see bats on our walk too as they head out to feed around dusk.”

Booking for the walk is essential, please call Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on 01904 659570 or email

The cost is £3 per child for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust members and £5 per child for non-members. Accompanying adults are free of charge.

Bring warm clothes, outdoor shoes and a torch.

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