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image for Guided Walk item typeBat Walk at Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum

Guided Walk/Tour, Sun 30 Sep 2018, £5-£10

Bat Walk

Bat Walk

Address

Marks Hall,
Coggeshall,
Essex,
CO6 1TG

Details

Since the bat population at Marks Hall was first surveyed in 1993, there has been an organised programme to support it. The air raid shelters that pepper the area were converted to house hibernating bats, and the complex is now of national importance for bat conservation. Current figures indicate that it is now the largest hibernacula in Britain for Brown Long Eared bats. Natterer’s bats are present in good numbers and the rare Barbastelle bat has been recorded here.
Join bat expert Simon Leatherdale, from Colchester Natural History Society for a walk around Marks Hall highlighting the different species of bats we have present here. Simon has been involved with the bat programme at Marks Hall since his initial survey back in 1993.
Booking essential. All children aged 16 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. Bring a torch and sturdy footwear as we will be walking long distances in the dark.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Parking: Limited for coaches. Suitability for Dogs: No dogs in Arboretum. Dogs permitted on Woodland Walks.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 30 Sep 2018 19:00 to 21:00

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Jul Marks Hall Garden & Country Show
Sat 21 - Sun 22 Jul Marks Hall Garden and Country Show
Sun 29 Jul The Importance of Being Earnest
Sat 4 - Sun 5 Aug Tree Climbing
Sat 18 - Sun 19 Aug Tree Climbing
Sat 25 Aug Peter Pan

Directions

Plan route to Marks Hall Gardens and Arboretum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 840254  Lat: 51.89675 Long: 0.67285

By Road:
Between B1024 and A120 North of Coggeshall. Follow the brown signs from A120 Coggeshall Bypass.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Suitablity for the Disabled: WCs. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Parking: Limited for coaches. Suitability for Dogs: No dogs in Arboretum. Dogs permitted on Woodland Walks.