Meet Kevin Pearson, Roadford Countryside Warden

Hi all.

My name is Kevin Pearson and I am the Countryside Warden responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the beautiful Roadford Lake.

I was born in Keilder, Northumberland and my father was a forester. We moved down to Devon when I was 7 years old. After attending Holsworthy Primary and Secondary school, I went onto agricultural college and became a herdsman and general farm worker. After milking cows for many years, I ended up running a 1000 acre organic estate. When a vacancy came up at Roadford Lake working for South West Lakes Trust, I jumped at it. My ideal job – working on the land but without the animals. I have a small team of volunteers, (new ones are always welcome to join us) who help with willow cutting, laying hedges, and a variety of other jobs that involves the general upkeep of the lake.


One of my favourite jobs is cutting the grass, especially early morning which for me is best time of the day. The lake always looks different at this time. The light, the reflections, even the air feels sharper and cleaner. It’s the only time you can only hear the birds singing and nothing else.

Roadford is my favourite place I have ever worked, and I love it.

Replies for “Meet Kevin Pearson, Roadford Countryside Warden”

  • William Clark

    Good Morning,
    My name is William Clark 16 yrs I have recently enrolled on a course at Duchy College Stoke Climsland .
    Game keeping and Countryside Management. As a requirement of this course I need to find work experience for one day per week. I live locally in Launceston and would be able to get a lift to Roadford.
    All aspects of countryside management laying hedges, conservation etc are covered on my course and I need ‘hands on’ experience.
    Would you consider me for a position with you ? My contact telephone number is 01566 777754
    or 07527927045. I am not at college on Monday or Friday and would be pleased to arrange an interview.
    Thank You
    William Clark

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