In line with government guidance our lakes and facilities are open. We urge visitors to stay alert and be prepared for their visit. Please read our updated information here to make sure you are informed prior to visiting. Read more
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Our Purpose is to protect special places for people and wildlife.
Our mission is more people having great experiences. Read more
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We know how important play is for children (and adults), especially when we are all at home. Here are some suggestions for activities that provide a bit of fun, time well-spent together, and ideas to get moving about in your garden.
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We have recently appointed Deborah Deveney as our new Biodiversity Officer to deliver an exciting new project focussed around the wider Burrator Catchment. Read more
During these uncertain times, it seems that nature really is thriving, with many stories of it reclaiming public spaces during lockdown being shared across the world.
South West Lakes Trust’s conservation work is still in full swing with the first dormouse surveys of the year taking place last month. The Trust started this monitoring programme in 2005 with at least two surveys each year, one in May and one in September. Read more
Do you have photos that show how the different areas looked before the reservoirs were built? Or, do you have any stories or memories of living in the area at that time that you would be willing to share? Read more