Foster Hill Road Cemetery Event Details

The Friends of Foster Hill Road Cemetery host a number of themed talks during the year, which are open to the public and always prove very popular.  The Cemetery records are available at the Chapel during the Heritage Weekend in September and an annual carol concert is held near Christmas.  Other events are held to mark special occasions.

Members of the Friends lead several guided walks during the summer months. Each walk is themed and covers topics such as the Cemetery’s spectacular graves, its history, its wildlife, tales of those buried there and more.  Walks are also included during the Heritage weekend.  The walks last approximately 1.5 hours and the pace is gentle.  However, the cemetery grounds are uneven so a pair of stout walking shoes is recommended.

We are also happy to arrange bespoke walks for interested groups, please contact us for details.

The times and dates of our events vary, so please see our events calendar for more details.

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Cemetery Bat Walk

Experience the bats of Bedford Cemetery after dark by joining us on a special bat walk to see the bats in action. This will be an opportunity for you to see these amazing flying mammals and their astonishing aerial acrobatics. The walk will be led by a member of the Bedfordshire Bat Group and bat detectors will be provided. Bat detectors convert the high frequency call bats use to navigate to a pitch that humans are able to hear.

The walk will take about an hour and a half with a maximum of 20 people, no dogs and any children to be accompanied by a responsible adult. Comfy walking shoes and a torch are recommended. Although we will do our best to ensure that there is no risk of injury the cemetery ground is uneven and participants take part at their own risk.

There will be no charge for this event but donations to the Bat Group would be appreciated.

 

Meet at the Gatehouse entrance to the Cemetery 10 minutes before the start of the walk

Date

July 10

Time

9:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location

The Gatehouse
Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Bedford, MK41 7TD United Kingdom

Phone

01234

Organiser

Foster Hill Road Cemetery
Website:
www.fosterhillroadcemetery.co.uk

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