Bat Walk at Gosforth Nature Reserve


Key Details



Join us for a unique opportunity to explore the fascinating world of bats and enjoy an evening at Gosforth Nature Reserve.

Essential Information

Event lead: Ellesse Janda & Natasha Mannion

Event length: 1 session, Friday 9 August, 8.15 pm- 9.45 pm

Event structure: Informal walk

L evel: Beginner/Enthusiast

Meet at: Gosforth Nature Reserve entrance, layby, Grid Reference: NZ 26001 69888, What3Words:

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Event cost: Free to all

About this event

Join us for a unique opportunity to explore Gosforth Nature Reserve after hours with our resident wildlife experts to discover the fascinating world of bats. As we walk through the reserve, we will try find bats as they hunt insects by picking up their ultrasonic calls using specialist detectors. Throughout the night, you’ll learn about the species of bats in the UK, and the ones more commonly found in Newcastle and Northumberland.

Please note that you will need to wear sturdy footwear and suitable outdoor clothing. Wrap up warm as it can get chilly! We recommend bringing a torch or headtorch as it will be dark. This event is open to everyone, but children must be accompanied by an adult.


This event comprises a walk of approx 1 mile. Paths may be muddy so please bring walking boots or wellies. Insect repellant is also recommended.