Meet the creatures of the night at Sharpham!
See bats and stars (hopefully) on this very special event that awakens your senses to nature at night-time.
The Sharpham Estate beside the River Dart hosts various bats, while our streetlamp-free dark skies are perfect for stargazing on a clear night.
We’re one of the few places in the UK and Europe where the Greater Horseshoe Bat can be found.
And we are home to Lesser Horseshoes and other types of bat too.
Above: Jupiter (right) and Saturn shining above The Great Run at Sharpham, in a long exposure shot taken by Rob of Dartmoor Skies
This event takes place on Friday 22 September, from 6.45pm to 9.10pm
The event will include an astronomy talk and telescope session, and guided bat walk with bat detectors will take place. Running order and locations around the grounds will be dependent on the weather.
PLEASE NOTE: If the weather is cloudy there will be slideshows by the visiting experts up in our woodland campsite, still outdoors, so wrap up warm. If it is wet we will have to cancel and will make the call the day before.
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Putting us at Number 1 in a list of the best UK and European meditation retreats - "It’s good news that the estate has unveiled the 18-room Coach House, converted from its 18th-century stable yard, and concentrating on nature-based mindfulness."
Thanks to The National Lottery Heritage Funding, we have a number of free places on this event for adults and children, for those who would find it hard to attend otherwise.
Adult £6 – standard cost (helps support and sustain the work of The Sharpham Trust)
Adult £3 – subsidised cost for those who need it (still helps Sharpham)
Adult free – fully funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund for people on low incomes or unwaged
Children (age 6 – 17) free - fully funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund
There is a maximum of 2 children aged 6-13 per adult. Minimum age of 6 years old to attend this event.
Please click here to see our booking and cancellations policy