An evening focused on the grey long-eared bat; one of the UK’s rarest mammals.

Craig Dunton from the Bat Conservation Trust will be giving a presentation on it’s ecology, conservation, the importance of the wider landscape and the work being carried out to protect this species from extinction.

There will also be a farm walk, looking at the features of the farmed landscape that help this species thrive and, as it gets dark, a bat walk with bat detectors to listen for the bats at Trill Farm.
Outline of the evening:

  • 6pm -  Refreshments and a talk about the Grey long-eared bat
  • 7pm - Farm walk
  • 8pm - Light dinner served in the Old Dairy Kitchen
  • 9.30 - Bat walk
  • 10.30pm - Finish

This course is suitable for anyone interested in bat conservation as well as for landowners and land managers.


Craig Dunton has been passionate about bats and bat conservation from a young age and has been working on wildlife conservation projects in Devon since 2012. He now works for the Bat Conservation Trust as Grey long-eared bat project officer, working with landowners and communities in South and East Devon to bring this species back from the brink of extinction.

Image: (c) Hugh Clark /


£12.50 ticket - Includes a light dinner served at 8pm.
Free ticket - Includes talks and walks only (please bring a packed dinner).

Event times: 6pm - 10.30pm.
Refreshments included.