Bat punt safari by Caroline Fitton
Our annual Bat Punt Safaris with Scudamore's provide one of the most exciting experiences of summer on the River Cam in Cambridge
Enjoy a unique experience as you set off just before dusk! With a hand held bat detector tune into bat echolocation as the punt drifts down the River Cam, while a Wildlife Trust guide interprets the sounds of the riverbank - including the clicks and squeaks of pipistrelle and Daubenton's bats. You should also be able to see mothers fly in tandem with their bat pups.
Next season's trips start on Friday 12 May 2017. They will run every Friday until 22 September 2017, and there will also be Saturday evening bat safaris on 22/7, 29/7, 5/8, 12/8, 19/8 and 26/8.
For departure times and to make a booking please visit Scudamore's or call 01223 359750
Read Derek Niemann's bat punt experience in the Guardian Country Diary
Looking for a Batty Business Bash?
These unique trips make a great team outing and a fantastic opportunity to entertain business clients. Private mid-week bookings are available on request from mid May until late September - make the trip extra special with strawberries and cream and a glass of Pimms.
Departures fluctuate according to when dusk settles; for departure times and to make a booking please visit the Scudamore's Bat Safari or call 01223 359750.
Feel good when you book: 50% of ticket sales donated to the Wildlife Trust
Chief Executive of the Wildlife Trust BCN, Brian Eversham says: “This is the perfect partnership for us! It’s a great way to inspire people about their local wildlife. Bats can seem very mysterious, but by linking up with Scudamore’s we’ve been able to dispel some of the myths and show people the bats that live in the heart of Cambridge.”
To find out more information about bats seen on the punt trips visit Ecology Groups Bat Survey page.
You can also help the Wildlife Trust monitor bats and other species through our volunteering programme.