Get batty at Slindon

Slindon, West Sussex
Grey long eared bat
The exterior of Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex
The sitting area at Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex
The dormitory at Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex
Grey long eared bat The exterior of Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex The sitting area at Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex The dormitory at Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex

At-a-glance details

  • Dates2 August 2019 to 5 August 2019
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Special interest, Survey
  • Cost£160
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code19BTC193
  • AccommodationSlindon Bunkhouse

About Get batty at Slindon

Help survey the winged wonders on the beautiful South Downs.

Like bats, this holiday has a largely nocturnal schedule: the working day will start in the afternoon with classroom sessions on recording and data analysis and then you’ll work until around midnight to get up close to these winged wonders. Mornings can be spent exploring the beautiful local countryside. With the direction of local experts you might be surveying emerging bats in Trust buildings and will then walk transect routes of around 2 hours a night on steep and uneven downland on the Slindon Estate. A good level of fitness is required and some bat detector experience is desirable but no prior knowledge is essential.

About the accommodation

Slindon Bunkhouse is a converted stable block on the 1,400-hectare estate at Slindon between Arundel and Chichester. The estate is typical of the South Downs with rolling hills and farmland set against a background of woodland and hedges. In addition to that it has an ancient deer park and various archaeological sites. The bunkhouse has a recently refurbished kitchen and seating area with sofas. 

Notes for guests

What to bring: please bring ear phones for use with bat detectors, bat detector if you have your own (otherwise all kit will be provided) and head torch.

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm 
Sunday: 9am to 1pm
We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays.

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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