Guide to Isle of Man bat walksWe have produced a booklet of recommended walks, with advice on how to go about finding bats on the Isle of Man. This was produced by students at Oxford Brookes University, working with the Manx Bat Group and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (now DEFA). Copies are available at libraries, tourist information centres and heritage sites, or click the photo for an online version.

The seven bat walks are illustrated by colour maps and photographs. Each includes information on public transport and car parking. All walks start with a mention of places with architectural or historical interest and, where necessary, give warnings of muddy footpaths or other hazards.

This practical booklet will appeal to walkers and naturalists alike as the walks can be taken in the daytime too, without the bats! The text is by the late Penny Gillman, to whose memory this booklet is dedicated.

Click the photo to read the Bat Walks booklet online, or click here to download/print the PDF (2.3MB).