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A walk on the dark side

Last modified: 16 October 2013

Pipistrelle in flight at night

Ghoulish dress is encouraged!

Image: Barracuda1983

Guided walks will be taking a dark twist at RSPB Old Moor this November when Tin Pot Theatre return to the reserve with their promenade outdoor production, Fright Sight.

Visitors will be taken on a devilishly dark walk around the reserve to discover untold tales from the eighteenth century and meet characters along the way, who will tell how not everyone wanted to give nature a home.  They will find out if a sprinkling of magical bird seed can change the course of history and create a place for wildlife to grow and flourish.

Liane Holdsworth, visitor experience officer at the reserve said: “We want to bring the history of our site to life and show visitors that it hasn’t always been the wonderful home for wildlife that it is today.  Tin Pot Theatre will bring their famous theatrical flair to the stories that are a part of the reserve’s dark past.  After the sell-out performances of Fantastic Mr Fox this summer we were keen to work with them again on this project.”

The walks will be held on 1 and 2 November and are suitable for adults and children over 6.  Ghoulish dress is encouraged along with good walking shoes.  Booking is essential and early booking is recommended.  Tickets cost £8 for adults and £7 for children and RSPB members.  Any profit the reserve makes from ticket sales goes directly to support the conservation work of the charity.

Tickets can be booked by email at or by telephoning the visitor centre on 01226 751593.  For further details of this and other events at the reserve visit

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