Dusk 'til Dark

Night view
Wild Garlic Woods

Dusk can be an exciting time in the countryside. As the day draws to an end, noises echo around the woodlands. This guided walk focuses on badgers, owls and bats as they emerge to hunt and forage. We run the tour every Thursday evening with a minimum of 4, and a maximum of 8 people. It is important to please bring a torch with you. Sorry - we know your love your best friend but no dogs are allowed on this tour.


3 miles

Start Time:


Approx. 2.5 hours duration


Thursday evenings from May through to September

Points of Interest:

  • Badgers
  • Badger Sett
  • Tawny Owls
  • Bat detecting
  • Open fields
  • Ancient Beech Woodland



Per Adult


Per Child (under 16)


Easy - Some short hills, but nothing challenging
* PLEASE NOTE: Times do vary for sunset but will be confirmed at point of booking.

The walk in more detail

From our meeting point in Uley, we meander across open fields towards a point where we will hunker down near a large main badger sett, hoping to glimpse badgers as they start to forage for food.

As the light fades, we enter ancient beech woodland, a spot where the air is regularly filled with the hoots and screeches of tawny owls. We will pause here to wait and see if we get to see these majestic birds swooping overhead. Will be lucky enough to actually watch owls hunting for supper?

As darkness arrives, we head along a woodland track before creeping out once again into open fields.

Using a bat detector we can try to identify the bats that we can see and hear playfully swooping overhead, before crossing open fields again to our starting point.

Throughout this exciting evening walk, we will share information about the birds and animals we are hoping to see, along with anything else we discover along the way.

As with all wildlife tours, sightings are not guaranteed.

Walk difficulty


Some short hills, but nothing challenging. The pace is very relaxed and is therefore classed as easy for most abilities.

Contact us to book!

Please provide the dates you are available to participate, and we will advise if there are spaces on an existing walk, or if the date is open to book the walk of your choice. Those booking in advance will be more likely to select the walk of their choice. Group size is always a maximum of 10 adults.

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Tel: 07766 703 334

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