9 October 2023
Broadhurst Park Local Nature Reserve
Free to all
Join us for this evening outdoor walk to meet the bats of Broadhurst Park, delivered in partnership with the Friends of Broadhurst Park Community Group. Bats have a vital role in ecology but are increasingly endangered. Broadhurst Park is one of the best places in Manchester to encounter them!
The Bat Walk will start with an introduction to these fascinating creatures and the equipment we will be using to detect them through their echolocation frequencies. We will then take a leisurely walk around the park, with the hope that we will see the bats just after sunset; the time when they start flying.
Good to know:
The walk will start at 6.30pm and finish at 8.00pm at the latest, to give us the best chance of seeing these captivating creatures.
Temperatures can drop at night so please remember to wrap up warmly. If you can bring a torch, that would be helpful, but is not essential.
We will meet at the St Mary’s Rd entrance to the park (close to the St Mary’s Rd/Joyce St. junction) the blue gate by the side of St Mary’s Nursing Home, Moston, Manchester M40 0BL.
Broadhurst Park is about ten minutes’ drive from the centre of Manchester and 10 minutes from the M60 (Junctions 21 and 22). There is plenty of street parking near the site (on Joyce St., round the corner).
Bus numbers 181,182 and 52 pass down St Mary’s Rd. Newton Heath and Moston Metrolink station is about 5 minutes’ walk away.