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Author: Lisa Tame

Things to do at home

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.


Author: Annabel Underwood

Have you fallen in love with a lake?

Find out more about the lakes in the south west, plan a visit or support our work



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

  • Autumn Success for NCS

    NCS is a once in a life-time, nationwide, government funded experience for young people between the ages of 16 and 17 to enjoy during their summer holidays that takes place over either 3 or 4 exciting weeks. Working in small teams, participants from Cornwall, Torbay and the surrounding areas enjoyed two days of fun on the water at Roadford Lake in Devon. Read more

  • Work starts on a new ‘water-wise garden’ at Roadford Lake

    The creation of a new ‘water-wise garden’ has commenced at Roadford Lake as part of South West Water’s campaign to highlight how customers can save money through water efficiency. Read more

  • Lakes in the South West to remain open to visitors during lockdown

    Following the Government’s announcement regarding stricter lockdown measures in England, we will continue to keep the lakes open throughout November for visitors to enjoy within their household, support or one other person from another household. Read more