Let's get batty at SlindonSlindon, West Sussex
- Dates31 July 2020 to 3 August 2020
- Holiday typeShort break
- AvailabilityPlaces available
- Activity type Special interest, Survey, Coast and countryside
- Holiday code20BSP178
- AccommodationSlindon Bunkhouse
About Let's get batty at SlindonGet batty as you get up close and personal with the winged wonders.
Like bats, this holiday has a largely nocturnal schedule: the working day will start in the afternoon with classroom sessions and practical tasks, and then you’ll work until around midnight to get up close and personal with these winged wonders. The rest of the day can be spent recovering and exploring the beautiful local countryside. With the direction of local experts you’ll be surveying bats emerging from Trust buildings and walking 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 although prior knowledge is not 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.
Facilities: garden, open fire/woodburner, washing machine.
Bedding: Only mattress cover provided.
Notes for guests
What to bring: walking shoes/ boots, waterproof jacket and trousers, your own ear phones and bat detector if you would like to bring it along.
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.