Bats about Burrington

Tuesday 6th May 2014

Bats IDBats About Burrington-  Free event on Black Down in the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)


Sorry! This event has been cancelled and will be rearranged at a later date. Still contact us if you are interested and we can advise you of the new date direct.

If you have ever wondered how bats fly in the dark then come along on Wednesday 14th May  from 8.00-10.30pm to discover the fascinating nocturnal world of Black Down. Join the Somerset Bat Group who will be bringing along bat detectors to help you track these amazing nocturnal creatures.

“This free event is a great way to discover all about the wildlife that comes out at night on Black Down” said Stuart Bardsley Discovering Black Down Project Officer.

To find out more details or book on this FREE event contact Stuart Bardsley, Discovering Black Down Project Officer on 01761 462338, or email

Notes for Editors

Discovering Black Down Project

Discovering Black Down is a three year project (2013-2016) funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project will raise awareness of the wildlife and archaeological value of the Black Down and Burrington Commons through activities, events and training.

In recent years erosion and damage to specific features and the site in general has occurred through a combination of recreational use and weather. Alongside the Discovering Black Down Project, work to restore and repair badly eroded paths across the Commons will be undertaken.

The legacy of Discovering Black Down will be to ensure local community and user group volunteers continue to play an active role in the care and conservation of this area’s heritage.

The project is guided by the Black Down Advisory Group with representatives from Mendip Hills AONB Unit, Natural England, English Heritage, Somerset County Council, North Somerset Council, and the land owner Sir David Wills.

For further information contact;  Stuart Bardsley Discovering Black Down Project Officer            Tel: 01761 462338