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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.

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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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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.

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Our Impact in 2022

4,489

people engaged with nature 

4,850

volunteer days generously given

130,800

people got on the water and went fishing 

520

young people benefitted from our NCS programme

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