Braunton Bat Walk – Braunton Beacon

Join local ecologists and bat experts for this walk to Braunton Beacon to discover the nocturnal activities of some very rare creatures.

Braunton Countryside Centre
24th Aug

What to expect:

Braunton is the gateway to the North Devon Coast AONB and Biosphere Reserve, noted for its special landscapes, including Braunton Burrows, Braunton Great Field and Braunton Marshes. This walk will take in the Braunton Beacon (West Hill), the River Caen and St Brannocks Churchyard which are important habitats for a number of species of bats including the rare Greater Horseshoe Bat.

Throughout the walk we will be listening and looking out for bat species flying overhead whilst they go about their foraging practices at dusk. We will have some portable bat detectors available to share during the walk.

Participants must be pre booked to attend.

The ascent to the Braunton Beacon includes a very steep slope. The route also includes one flight of steps and two steep ascents on the route up to Braunton Beacon. Please wear sensible footwear and appropriate weather clothing. All children must be supervised by an adult.

Please also bring a small torch and NO DOGS as they will disturb the wildlife.