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Kinneil House bat walk this Saturday to mark International Bat Night

To mark International Bat Night 2022, book now for the return of this free, family-friendly, evening bat walk in historic Kinneil Estate!

Discover the bats which fly at dusk around the historic monuments of Kinneil Estate

International Bat Night is an annual celebration of bats which sees bat events for the public taking place across the UK, and this year takes place during the weekend of 27-28 August.

Join us at 8pm this Saturday, 27 August, for this free bat walk at the historic Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness – organised by the Friends of Kinneil and hosted by the Falkirk Council Ranger Service who are kindly leading the walk. We’ll be searching for some Pipistrelles or perhaps Brown Long-Eared Bats! Discover the habits and secrets of these intriguing species.

Online booking is essential to reserve a free place – numbers are restricted to 40 people. To book tickets, please follow the booking link here.

There’s no need to bring the ticket on the night, just make sure you’ve told us you’re attending, and do not attend if you haven’t booked.

The walk will begin from Kinneil Museum soon after 8 pm on Saturday only – so make sure you get there in time. Please park in either the Museum or woodland car parks, or outside the estate, and not on grass verges, in the area in front of Kinneil House, nor in front of residents’ houses. Also please note there will be no toilets available.

Participants in the walk should:

– bring warm clothing;
– take a torch;
– wear stout footwear; and
– bring along a warm drink (if you wish).

Anyone under 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult. Sadly dogs can’t come on the bat walk. Please note that if there’s heavy rain, the bat walk won’t take place. Please check the Friends of Kinneil Facebook page before coming, to check for any announcements about cancellation or changes due to adverse weather conditions or other factors.

Timings are approximate.

With special thanks to Falkirk Council’s Ranger, Lesley Sweeney, and colleagues for leading and helping to arrange the walk.