Take a nocturnal amble, in search of the bats and other creatures that call Arnos Vale home. Find out about the graves and gravedigging with our bat expert and ex-grave digger Dan Flew.
This activity is led by a local Bat expert using detection equipment and expert knowledge of the site, so you’ll visit the best bat-spotting locations in the cemetery as a variety of native bat species come out to feed at dusk. Learn about our native bat species, their habitats and how humans can help them flourish.
Local expert and Bat Guide, Daniel Flew (MSc GradCIEEM), is a professional Bat ecologist, member of Avon Bat group, a wildlife enthusiast and a local resident. Dan has been recording and studying the bats of Arnos vale for the past 7 years.
He aims to let people understand how important Arnos Vale is for bats and also how these bats are important for Arnos Vale .
He was also a gravedigger for more than a decade, giving him a unique expertise of cemetery knowledge and Bat recording.
This popular event sells out quickly, so book your place now. No dogs allowed on this walk.
Visiting: Arnos Vale Cemetery is not a fully accessible site. The tour route includes some steep slopes, steps, and muddy or uneven paths. Wearing warm clothes and sensible shoes is strongly recommended. Bring a torch!
This tour is weather dependent and will be cancelled if the weather is not bat friendly.
Tickets: We regret that we cannot exchange, refund or transfer tickets unless the event in question has been cancelled or rescheduled by Arnos Vale. If this is the case we will let you know by email. We will not issue a physical ticket and you do not need to print you booking out.
There is parking on site. If you would like to reserve a Blue Badge parking space please email firstname.lastname@example.org.