Bat Champing

Through a special partnership with Canoe2 and The Wildlife Trust, we are pleased to announce a "Bat Spotting & Champing" event. This is a one-off fundraiser, with all proceeds being split between The Wildlife Trust and The Churches Conservation Trust.

Booking for this event is on a "first come first served" basis, and a group of 10 to 16 people will have exclusive use of the church for a night of their choice (subject to church availability & being a good time for spotting bats).

There will be a choice of two variations on the "Bat Spotting & Champing" theme, both based in and around the beautiful All Saints Church in Aldwincle, in rural East Northamptonshire. All groups will be able to explore the church on arrival, before enjoying a home-cooked three course meal at Pear Tree Farm in Aldwincle, followed by a bat spotting walk around the church and churchyard accompanied by a Wildlife Trust expert. The evening ends by heading off to bed in truly unique accommodation!  Hot breakfast baps will be delivered to the church in the morning, as the sun begins to stream through the stained glass windows. There will be an opportunity to explore the Wildlife Trust's Titchmarsh Nature Reserve, just a few minutes walk from the church - with its lakes and islands, this reserve is rich in birdlife.

In addition to this, the group can book a day on the river Nene with Canoe2, arriving at Aldwincle late afternoon via a little backwater that runs close to the church. Canoes and all related equipment, as well as a full safety briefing & paddle demonstration - (completely appropriate for novices) will also be provided.

And canoeing or not, groups will find all camp equipment in the church including inflatable mattresses, soft furnishings, and a stove with tea & coffee making facilities.