Surrey Bat Group

Forthcoming Events

Bats & Planning
Bat Workers


We are very grateful to the National Trust, who allow us to hold our
winter indoor meetings at Dapdune Wharf, Wharf Road, Guildford GU1 4RR. Wharf Road is off Woodbridge Road, between the Methodist church and the southern side of the cricket ground. Go to the end of Wharf Road, through the National Trust gate on the right, along a roadway over speed bumps to the car park on the left hand side. We meet at 8:00 p.m. in the tea-room there.

Thursday 20th October - AGM: our yearly roundup; come along to meet up with other members and have a say in bat group activities for the coming year.

Thursday 10th November Bats and climate change, Dr Orly Razgour, Southampton University

Thursday 15th December Bats and the built environment, Jo Ferguson, Bat Conservation Trust

Thursday 19th January Update on the National Bat Monitoring Programme, Katherine Boughey, Bat Conservation Trust

Thursday 16th February Surveying for bats from cross-Channel ferries, Phill May, Hampshire Bat Group

Thursday 16th March Small Myotis project update, Daniel Whitby, Bat Conservation and Research Unit


During the course of the winter we carry out a programme of hibernation site checks at various venues throughout the county. Surveys are done during December, January and February.
For conservation reasons places on these visits are extremely limited but please let Ross and Lynn know if you are interested in attending one.

The checks last all day with a pub lunch and comprise Westhumble chalk mine in the morning with Betchworth and Brockham limekilns in the afternoon, and finishing at Box Hill Fort. Godstone is a series of old mines that we usually do without a break.


The group has a number of well established bat box schemes in the county and we undertake checks of these periodically in spring and autumn.

Please contact Ross or Lynn if you would like to come along. Details will be sent to those on our e-mail list.


Bats are now thinking about hibernation, so our bat walk season is over. The coming season's walks will be publicised here as soon as we have finalised our programme.

Members of the public will usually need to book in advance, and there may be a charge for attendance. Booking instructions for each walk will be shown when 2017 walks are announced here.


Surrey Bat Group is often invited to take part in events with a wildlife or conservation theme, usually in the summer. If you can help by manning the Bat Group stand at one of these for part (or all!) of a day please
let Ross and Lynn know.


The group usually undertakes a number of bat surveys each year.
Let  Lynn and Ross know if you are interested in helping out.