Cumberland Bat Group is a voluntary group dedicated to the conservation of bats with a focus on North and West Cumbria.
We are a registered charity (registration number TBC) working in partnership with the Bat Conservation Trust and in close contact with the Cumbria Wildlife Trust, the South Cumbria Bat Group and Tullie House Museum. As set out in our constitution, the group aims to advance the protection and conservation of bats, their roosts, feeding areas, hibernacula and surrounding environment in the North of Cumbria and to educate the public and the group’s members in all matters related to bats.
Members of the group give advice on bat related issues and those who have a Natural England licence can examine roosts and any bats which are present. Membership extends across the whole county and visits can be arranged as required.
The group also records and maps the distribution of bats and operates a number of bat box schemes. Our records database represents a unique resource for bats in North Cumbria and we provide data to conservation bodies and ecological consultants on a regular basis.
Members of the group are happy to visit clubs and societies to give talks about bats and to lead walks. Please contact us for more information and/or to arrange an event.
We welcome enquiries of all types and new members — we have regular meetings and varied programs.