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Lucker Hall

Northumberland, England

Wildlife in Northumberland: Lucker Hall site is a haven for bats

Posted by Luci Ackers on Jun 27, 2016
Wildlife in Northumberland: Lucker Hall site is a haven for bats
  • Wildlife in Northumberland: Lucker Hall site is a haven for bats
  • Post development you can just see the bat cave in the background
  • Wildlife in Northumberland: Lucker Hall site is a haven for bats
  • Wildlife in Northumberland: Lucker Hall site is a haven for bats


There are 18 species of bat in the UK and we are lucky enough to have a number of these speedy little night-creatures living on site at Lucker!

By law any new building project must undergo an ecological survey to ensure development won't damage or obstruct any trees or buildings that are used for roosting.

Because this area of Northumberland is home to a great range of wildlife, and Lucker Hall proved to be a favourite with the local bat population, the grounds of this new development have come to host a large amount of bat boxes.

When you're on site keep your eyes peeled for these elusive critters. They're most active in the twilight and have a way of darting through the air for bugs with such speed, that they may be hard to spot. You'll know when you've seen one because they have a very characteristic way of moving. They use high-speed direction changes to catch their prey midair, giving them an almost jerky countenance. Keep a look out for them in patches of light or up under trees as they flit around. 

As well as the tree-mounted boxes, there's one large 'bat cave' on site too which was designed to be a hibernation shelter. So far the bats have been using the boxes, but the cave remains untouched... We shall keep our eyes open, though, and see if they can be tempted.

Let us know if you spot any while you're staying!

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Author: Luci Ackers

Luci loves getting out and about for a good cycle ride or easy-going walks in the countryside, and thoroughly enjoyed the time she previously spent working for the National Trust. Her love of writing started from a young age and on rainy days nothing beats curling up in a secret corner with a good book.

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