We believe engaging with the natural environment enables people to grow

Friends of South West Lakes

Support our work by becoming a Friend of South West Lakes Trust


Author: Lisa Tame

Why volunteer?

Volunteering can bring a sense of belonging and open up a whole new world. Whilst benefiting from being outdoors, you can also help the environment and encourage and support people through activities and learning opportunities.



Love your Lakes

We believe engaging with the natural environment enables people to grow and therefore it is our duty to care for and improve our environment.



Our Impact in 2018


miles of footpaths and cycle ways 


people took part in environmental based activities 


activity sessions contributing to the health and well-being of our visitors 


hectares of land and water cared for

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Latest news

  • Burrator News 35

    December Monthly News Read more

  • Celebrating our champion volunteers

    On 26 October, over 50 people, including trustees, employees, volunteers and Friends of South West Lakes, braved the wet and windy weather to attend South West Lakes Trust’s 19th annual Volunteers Celebration at Roadford Lake. Read more

  • Burrator News 34

    November monthly newsletter Read more

Upcoming events

  • Christmas Garland Making

    Come along and make your own Christmas wreath using natural materials from Burrator. Read more

  • Burrator School Holiday 'Drop In' Family Activity Day

    Our school holiday family activity days involve a wildlife or heritage themed trail, woodwork, environmental art and outdoor cooking in and around the Burrator Discovery Centre. Read more