Bat watch walk

After dark Gibside becomes a playground for thousands of bats as they emerge to feed. Armed with bat detectors and local bat experts, learn how to monitor and identify bat populations.

  • Booking essential

Bats often get a bad rap but we think they’re fascinating creatures. As the only flying mammal there is a lot we don’t know about them and their behaviour varies from species to species. Our walk is led by bat enthusiasts who are bursting to share all they know with you. Using bat detectors to pick up bats’ echolocation signals and Gibside ranger team knowledge of their favourite roosting spots we hope you’ll see thousands of bats emerge for their evening feed.


Event ticket prices
  • All £10.00
    includes cake and a hot drink

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Children are welcome but must be supervised by an adult.
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet your guide at visitor reception.
What to bring and wear
Wear sturdy but comfortable shoes, wrap up warm and bring a torch.
This is a walking event which crosses some uneven terrain. The route may be muddy in wet weather. Please note, it will be dark
If you have any specific dietary requirements please advise Gibside direct in advance of 11 May. Please note that we are unable to provide a refund for cancellations within 7 days of the date of this event.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
11 May 2019 20:00 - 22:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Plodge Half term

Thu 21 Feb 2019
As part of our month long celebration of mud, Plodge half term is all about getting muddy. Prepare yourselves for welly-wanging, a muddy barefoot walk, mud kitchen, splashing around in the puddles and more mud mania.

History tour

Fri 22 Feb 2019
Join a history tour to hear all about Gibside and how it came to be.


Sat 23 Feb 2019
Whether you're new to running, a youngster or an Olympic athlete, all runners are welcome at Gibside parkrun, a free 5km timed run every Saturday at 9am.

Great Run Local

Sun 24 Feb 2019
Gibside is delighted to host Great Run Local who organise free weekly 2km and 5km timed runs that are open to everyone and are safe and easy to take part in.


Mon 25 Feb 2019
Dig out your wellington boots and enjoy the countryside fresh air at Gibside this February. Prepare yourselves for welly-wanging, splashing around in the puddles and much more mud mania.

Health Walk

Wed 27 Feb 2019
It's been proven that getting outdoors for a relaxing stroll can improve your health and wellbeing. So how about joining in a Health Walk every Wednesday from 11am.