Sad news about Priory Country Park

We have worked with the Rangers at Priory Country Park very amicably for many years.

So like many other Park users we were devastated by Bedford Borough’s decision to make two of the rangers redundant, especially as they have done some much for the group.

(Danny has just finished a five year term as Chair and Nicky has just taken over the role).

We are delighted that both have gained new employment.

This will have real impact on the Priory site, one quite small  aspect of which is the events that the bat group and the Rangers have been carrying out.

This means that a number of popular events will no longer continue, as  Jon the remaining Ranger will no have time to do the behind scenes administration. We send Jon ur very best wishes

We may be able to continue to arrange walks for interested groups, but on a smaller scale. Contact us at

So it is farewell to

Bat Walks  and Bats and Boats


We are really sorry that this has happened. Even more sorry about the fate of Priory

There are bat walks planned at Ampthill Park and the RSPB reserve at Sandy. Please contact them for details. Both of these are excellent bat sites

We are hoping to continue with bat box checks.

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