Welcome to the website of the Leicestershire & Rutland Bat Group

The Leicestershire and Rutland Bat Group is a voluntary organisation formed in 1984, dedicated to the conservation of bats in the two counties.  We are closely connected with Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, and affiliated to the Bat Conservation Trust.

The following list shows just a few of the things we do: 

  • Provide information about bats
  • Provide advice and assistance with bat issues
  • Survey roost sites
  • Record bat distribution
  • Give talks and organise bat walks
  • Provide basic training for members working towards their roost visitor's license
  • Care for 'grounded' or injured bats


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Upcoming Events - 2017

Spring and summer 2017

Our events programme pdf is available now!

See the calendar for events booked in so far.

Next few events:

8th June – 21.30 - Swithland Woods

Come and join us for a bat walk/survey around Swithland Woods. We don't have any records for Swithland Woods so come and join us and see what we find!

To book your place (so we know who to wait for and how much kit to bring) please e-mail batevents@outlook.com  Booking is essential as places are limited.

17th and 18th June – 10.00 – 16.00 – Bradgate Park Wildlife Weekend – bat walk – 21.30

Come and see us at our bat group stand at the Wildlife Weekend held at Bradgate Park. 

Find us on the Deer Meadow by the Deer Barn. We will be doing a bat walk
on the Saturday evening at 21.30 which will cost £3.00 per person (whether you
are a member or not).  You will need to buy your tickets from Bradgate Park Visitor’s centre by calling 0116 2362713

There will be many walks, talks, demonstrations and tracking taking place over the weekend by a wide variety of
wildlife groups.  There will be fun activities for all the family.

FREE EVENT (there will be a small charge for the bat walk)

20th June – Charnwood Lodge Roost Counts, between Coalville and Shepshed

Roost counts of Natterer’s and Pipistrelles, possibly a chance to see Brown Long-eared and hear Noctule too.  This is a Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust nature reserve. 

Contact Jenny on 01572 755274 or 07754 141785.