Bat walk

A special evening walk to discover one of Dunwich Heath's less well-known mammals!

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

The varied habitats around Dunwich Heath support nine recorded species of Suffolk's bats. Join us for a fascinating evening stroll to observe bats, learn more about their ecology and the work we do at Dunwich Heath to support these elusive little mammals. Please bring a bat detector if you have one.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • All £10.00
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Dunwich Heath and Beach

Prices

Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
This event is only suitable for older children.
Meeting point
Please meet at the Visitor Information Hut near the Coastguard Cottages.
What to bring and wear
Please wear sensible footwear and warm clothes depending on the weather. It is advisable to bring waterproofs and mosquito repellent. If you have a bat detector, please do bring that too.
Accessibility
Accessible to all, but please note that this outdoor activity will take place on mixed terrain. An off-road mobility scooter is available to hire, but please book this in advance.

Contact Info

Name
Dunwich Heath
Email
dunwichheath@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01728 648501 (opt 2)

Upcoming events

Pond dipping & Bug basement sessions

Sun 26 Jun 2022
11:00-12:00
Want to learn more about the wildlife that inhabits our ponds and woodland floors? Then come along to our pond dipping and bug basement sessions!

Bird Ringing Demonstrations

Tue 28 Jun 2022
08:00-12:00
A special opportunity to see some of the birds which make their homes at Dunwich Heath. Find out about bird ringing and how it provides a fascinating insight into the lives of the nation's birds. NB this event is weather dependent and times may vary.

Turbulence to Tranquility walking tour

Sat 02 Jul 2022
10:00-13:00
Discover the fascinating and turbulent history of Dunwich Heath on this walking tour!

A Walk with the Ranger

Tue 12 Jul 2022
10:00-12:00
Join the Ranger for a two hour guided walk exploring the rich and varied wildlife of Dunwich Heath.

Nightjar Walk

Wed 20 Jul 2022
21:00-22:30
Join our Ranger for an evening walk around Dunwich Heath to search for the elusive and mysterious Nightjar.

Bat walk

Fri 22 Jul 2022
20:30-22:00
A special evening walk to discover one of Dunwich Heath's less well-known mammals!