Go Batty

Lee Valley Park Farms
Event:
Go Batty
Venue:
Lee Valley Park Farms
Address:
Stubbins Hall Lane
Waltham Abbey
Essex
EN9 2EF

Date:
Friday, 17 August 2018
Time:
19:30 - 22:00
Price:
Adult £5.50, concession £4

Go Batty

The Lee Valley park is a fantastic place for wildlife but some of its inhabitants are easier to find than others. The varied habitats and large expanses of water attract large numbers of bats to the park but as they only come out after dark not many people are around to see them.

Join Lee Valley Regional Park staff and the Essex Bat Group for an evening dedicated to these fascinating animals.

The evening will start with an illustrated talk to discover more about bats as well as the threats they face and some of the work the bat group is doing to help protect and conserve them throughout Essex. Once it is dark enough we will then head out for a short walk into River Lee Country Park. We will learn how to use bat detectors to find and even identify the different species of bat and will hopefully get a chance to see and hear bats feeding in the wild.

Essential info

  • Tea and coffee will be available during the evening

  • Please wear comfortable, warm clothes as the walk will take a few hours

  • Please bring a torch for the walk if you have one, as it will be dark on our return

  • We would advise that this walk is suitable for adults but interested children from eight years old are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult

  • There are only 25 spaces on this walk, so make sure you book your space early!

  • There is ample parking at Lee Valley Park Farm

Getting here

The Farms are two miles north of Waltham Abbey on the B194 and just four miles from the M25. Parking at the Farms is FREE. Sat nav postcode: EN9 2EF.

By train: the nearest station is Cheshunt, it is then a pleasant two mile walk through River Lee Country Park to the Farms. Follow the signs through this beautiful country park.

By bus: buses stop outside Lee Valley White Water Centre, Waltham Abbey (buses 250, 251). The farms are a two mile walk through River Lee Country Park.

Booking

Booking is essential for this walk.

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