Bats At Craignethan Castle

If you missed our bat and moth night at Corra Castle we will be holding a similar event at Craignethan Castle in the Clyde Valley. This is a brilliant opportunity to not only investigate the castle and find out about its 500 year old history, but to also have a chance to learn more about these amazing night flying mammals and hopefully see them in action!

Craignethan Castle is a fantastic location to spot bats on a clear evening © Historic Scotland
Craignethan Castle is a fantastic location to spot bats on a clear evening © Historic Scotland

Bats flying from a ruined castle may be reminiscent of a horror film but these amazing locations provide a perfect location for many species of these wonderful mammals to roost. If you are nearby in the evening when there is still a bit of light you may be lucky enough to spot pipistrelles or Daubenton’s bats emerging from their hiding places in the stonework to hunt insects in the woods and over rivers or streams. This fantastic wildlife watching event will provide the perfect opportunity to visit this fascinating historical site and also learn more about the current winged occupants of the castle’s dark chambers!

As this is a site owned by Historic Scotland we will be running this event in partnership with them, so members of either Historic Scotland or the Scottish Wildlife Trust get a 10% discount for this event. Tickets are priced at £6 for adults, £4 for children and £5 for concessions. To book places please phone our office on 01555 665 262.

Hope to see you there!

Alex Kekewich – Falls of Clyde Seasonal Ranger

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If you missed our bat and moth night at Corra Castle we will be holding a similar event at Craignethan Castle in the Clyde Valley. This is a brilliant opportunity …

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