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

24th May – 20.30 – Brocks Hill Country Park & Visitor Centre
Talk at 8.30, followed by a walk at 9.30.  
This walk and talk has been arranged by Oadby & Wigston Borough Council.
Please book via the Brocks Hill Environment Centre on 0116 2572888.  They will charge a fee.  Located at Washbrook Ln, Oadby, Leicester LE2 5JJ, UK
25th May – 21.00 - Burbage Wood, Burbage Common and possibly Sheepy Wood
Come and join us for a bat walk/survey around Burbage and Sheepy Woods.  We don't have any records for these 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.  £3.00 for non-members, free to members.

30th May – 21.30 – Watermead Country Park
Join us for a bat walk of Watermead Country Park.  The park contains lots of lakes and rough grassland which provides lots of insects for the bats which roost and forage here.  Be prepared for an orchestra of clicks and feeding buzzes.
To book and to get more details of where to meet, please e-mail batevents@outlook.com
£3.00 for non-members, free to members.