Healthy lakes, landscapes and lives

South West Lakes Trust

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



Become a Friend of South West Lakes Trust

Become a Friend of South West Lakes Trust 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.


Author: Lisa Tame

Love Your Lakes Photography and Video Competition 2024

Make the most of the stunning photo and video opportunities available at our lakes across the South West for your chance to win some fantastic prizes! The competition will run from Friday 24th May until Saturday 31st August.


Author: Jen Carr

Our Impact in 2022


people engaged with nature 


volunteer days generously given


people got on the water and went fishing 


young people benefitted from our NCS programme

Make a donation

Please select a donation amount (required)
Set up a regular payment Donate

Latest news

  • Capture that moment that shows what the lakes mean to you

    We're looking for that perfect moment captured on camera, one that represents the beauty and diversity of wildlife, the breath-taking landscapes or the thrilling moments of adventure and exploration from visits to our lakes from across the region. Read more

  • Invasive Species Week 2024

    It's Invasive Species Week from 20 to 26 May 2024 and we've got lots of activities planned to help raise awareness of invasive non-native species and what you can do to help prevent their spread. Read more

  • Family fun at South West Fly Fair

    The South West Fly Fair returns to Roadford Lake on Sunday 25 February. Read more