Address: Porttornet, Hovdala Slott
Experience Hovdala - home of the bats We take a closer look at the landscape that attracts so many bat species and we look and listen for bats. The walk takes around 2 hours
Hovdala, with its variety of landscape types and biotopes attracts many of the Swedish bat species . We will watch bats and we use bat detectors to hear them.
The walk is fairly easy, however, it is not suitable for wheelchairs. We will walk on trails from the castle to Hammarmölledamm (a nearby dam) and back the same way.
Start and finish at Hovdala castle, meeting point is Porttornet (the “Gate Tower”). Coffee /tea will be offered and is included in the price. The batwalk takes about two hours (except on the 26th of August which which is extended due to the International Bat Night).
Important note for non-Swedish speaking guests: Swedish will mainly be spoken during the batwalk. Information will briefly be given in English but unfortunately there is not time enough to translate everything.
Rain! Heavy rain is bad bat weather. If the batwalk is cancelled all guests who have prepaid will be refunded.
8 of June 9-11 pm
13, 20, 27 of July 9-11 pm
3,10 17 of August 8-10 pm + 26 of August 7-10 pm - International Bat Night
7,14 of September 7-9 pm + 21 of September 6-8 pm
Price: 150SEK. Free for children 0-16 years accompanied by paying adult.
Bookings can be made no later than two hours before the event start. The booking confirmation is your ticket action, and displayed to staff on site.
Cancellations can be made a day before the booked guided tours.
Photo: Jens Rydell and Teresa Strakenberg.