Guided Bat Walks

The perfect opportunity to come and meet Chirk Castle's bat population. Guided by our Ranger Team learn about the bats' habitat, food and the conservation challenges we face.

  • Booking essential

Our Ranger Team will meet you in the car park at 21:00 (20:30 in August) and show you the best spot to watch the bats emerging for the night.

Then using bat detectors they'll lead a walk through the gardens, picking up all of the best spots and passing on their expert local knowledge. Expected finish time 22:30 (22:00 in August).

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £5.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 01691 777 701
Ticket price is £5.00, please pre-book on the website then bring your booking confirmation with you.
Suitability
Children are very welcome!
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Please meet in the main car park promptly for an 9pm start (8:30pm in August).
What to bring and wear
Please wear suitable warm outdoor clothing and footwear to suit the weather conditions.
Accessibility
This walk is not suitable for wheelchairs or those with limited mobility.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 July 2019 21:00 - 22:30 Available
6 August 2019 20:30 - 22:00 Available
13 August 2019 20:30 - 22:00 Available
20 August 2019 20:30 - 22:00 Available
27 August 2019 20:30 - 22:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
Chirk Castle
Email
chirkcastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01691 777701

Upcoming events

Civil War Weekend - with the Honourable Artillery Company

Sun 21 Jul 2019
13:00-14:30
Help us to welcome the Pikemen & Musketeers of the Honourable Artillery Company to celebrate our Civil War story with parade and musket firing. Also meet Brian Godwin, National Trust firearms advisor, and discover our special collection of muskets.

Nordic Walking (Tues)

Tue 23 Jul 2019
10:00-11:30
Get fit and have fun with weekly volunteer guided Nordic Walking sessions at Chirk Castle.

Guided Bat Walks

Tue 23 Jul 2019
21:00-22:30
The perfect opportunity to come and meet Chirk Castle's bat population. Guided by our Ranger Team learn about the bats' habitat, food and the conservation challenges we face.

Meet the bees

Thu 25 Jul 2019
10:00-11:00
Ever wondered what goes on within a Bee Hive or wanted to know more about the Honey Bee? This is a great opportunity to get up close and personal with the new Chirk Castle bees under the watchful eye of their keeper - bee suits will be provided!

Running for beginners

Sat 27 Jul 2019
09:00-11:00
Give your fitness a boost in the beautiful surroundings of the Chirk Castle estate. A great opportunity to get started with running and meet other people, and who knows? You might be taking part in one of our 10km runs before you know it!

Trust10 trail run at Chirk Castle

Sun 28 Jul 2019
08:00-11:00
The Trust10 is a monthly 10k trail run that gives you the opportunity to explore Chirk Castle's estate for free.