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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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