We believe engaging with the natural environment enables people to grow

Become a Friend of South West Lakes

Become a Friend of South West Lakes to support our work caring for the lakes you love, and receive free car parking at all of our lakes for a year. #ItsYourOutdoors, come and explore.

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Why volunteer?

Volunteering can bring a sense of belonging and open up a whole new world. Explore your outdoors while helping the environment and discovering new activities and learning opportunities.

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Have you fallen in love with a lake?

Find out more about the lakes in the south west, support our work or plan a visit. #ItsYourOutdoors, come and explore.

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Our Impact in 2020

1,370 

people enjoyed our nature activities & events 

2,000 

volunteer hours generously given

60,000

people got on the water and went fishing 

200 

young people benefitted from our NCS programme

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  • Family Activity Day at Burrator Reservoir - Water and Willow Wreaths

    Get that festive feeling and do something different in the build up to Christmas! Join our Environment and Engagement Rangers at Burrator Reservoir on Sunday 12 December for one of our small group "Water, Willow and Wreath Making" workshops. Read more

  • Family Activity Day at Roadford Lake - Water and Willow Wreaths

    Get that festive feeling and do something different in the build up to Christmas! Join our Environment and Engagement Rangers at Roadford Lake on Saturday 18 December for one of our small group "Water, Willow and Wreath Making" workshops. Read more

  • Family Activity Day at Wimbleball Lake - Water and Willow Wreaths

    Get that festive feeling and do something different in the build up to Christmas! Join our Environment and Engagement Rangers at Wimbleball Lake on Sunday 19 December for one of our small group "Water, Willow and Wreath Making" workshops. Read more