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Dinner with Bats

Sat 6 Aug 2016

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Join us for a very special dining experience before heading out to discover Kingcombe’s bats

Bats, arguably Britain’s least well understood mammals, are now subject to amazing new discoveries every year.  Hear about their secretive and fascinating world and how local volunteers in Dorset are playing their part in ground-breaking research.

The Kingcombe valley is well known for its population of bats, many of which roost around the centre.  Join us for a special summer dining event.  After dinner we will head out to discover the bats of Kingcombe using bat detectors, which you can use to listen to bat calls normally out of range of human hearing and then have a chance to search for them nearby.

We’ll be walking a short distance for which sturdy shoes are advisable, but the walk will not be strenuous.  Please bring a torch.  If you have a bat detector of your own do bring it, but bat detectors for all to try out will be provided on the night.

About the Leader:

Imogen Davenport is Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Director of Conservation and has been working for the Trust since 1996.  John Stobart has worked for Natural England in Dorset since 1997.  Both have been volunteering with Dorset Bat Group for many years.


£30 pp  -  includes three course dinner and talk.


Arrive from 6.30pm for drinks followed by dinner.  Finish approx. 10.00-10.30pm.

What to bring: 

Just yourselves, and suitable clothing and footwear for the evening and walk.

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Comments from previous events:

Fabulous event - very friendly. Great to see a real bat at close quarters - Jo

Just to say thank you for Saturday night, the meals, accommodation and your wonderful staff and their knowledge on bats. We really enjoyed it and hopefully will be back soon! - Rosemary

Imogen Davenport

Imogen Davenport

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