‘On the face of it, a bat walk is an odd concept. “So, we’re going to look and listen for animals we can barely see and cannot hear? Er, I’ll give it a miss.”
But, of course, that’s half the fun of it, particularly decoding the bats’ echolocation calls using a bat detector. This is a good reason to join an organised walk with your local bat group (track it down at www.bats.org.uk), reserve or park, because enthusiasts will not only have the right kit, they’ll know how to use it.’ - James Fair.
You can usually see bats better around half an hour after the sun starts to set as they start to hunt for insects. To get the bats closer, you could try and trick them by flicking (not throwing) a small stone (very small) above your head, causing the bats to swoop over you, just try not to hit them.