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Nature events on our reserves

Join our nature reserves team and the local groups and experts who care for these special places to enjoy and learn a little more about the nature in our districts.


07/09/2019 19:30 - 21:00

One night of searching for our aerodynamic and magnificent insect-eating bats at different sites across the District – we are hoping to include (depending on bat leads and public interest) the following public sites – please get in touch to confirm interest in coming along and to which site at

The evening will involve a simple transect walk for 1-1.5hrs using hand-held bat detectors (provided) to hear any bats.

Please wear sturdy shoes and suitable clothes for the evening weather. Please bring a head torch or small hand held torch as it will dusk / dark.  If you have a bat detector do bring it along.

Please note the event will be cancelled if wet or windy. 


Friston Forest – meet Ryan, your batbltiz lead, at the Pump Barn behind the Visitor Centre at Seven Sisters Country Park Exceat, nr Seaford, BN25 4AD

Seaford Head – meet your batblitz lead Orlando at South Hill Barn car park, Chyngton Way, BN25 4JA

Racehill Community Orchard Swanborough Drive, Brighton, BN2 5QB – meet your batblitz leads Thyone, Paul and Bryn at the cabins in the centre of the orchard  

Castle Hill Local Nature Reserve, Newhaven -  meet your batblitz leads Steve and Jess at the Fort Visitors Car Park (near the green flag), off Fort Road, BN9 9DS

Lewes Railway Land – meet your batblitz leads Steve and Lou at the Linklater Pavilion, Railway Lane, Lewes BN7 2FG