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.


Author: Lisa Tame

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.



South West Lakes

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



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

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Upcoming events

  • Exploring the Hidden Depths of Porth

    You are invited to an evening talk hosted by South West Lakes and South West Water to hear wildlife film maker and self-confessed fish twitcher Jack Perks. Read more

  • Upper Tamar Lake Tree Planting

    Join us at Upper Tamar Lake County Wildlife site on Thursday 7 December to plant trees and improve biodiversity. Read more

  • Tamar Lake 8km Run

    Join us at the Tamar Lake 8km run and enjoy the beautiful less frequented trails through rolling fields, wildlife-rich woodlands and around the lakeside. Read more