We believe engaging with the natural environment enables people to grow

Become a Friend of South West Lakes

Become a Friend of South West Lakes to support our work caring for the lakes you love, and receive free car parking at all of our lakes for a year. #ItsYourOutdoors, come and explore.


Author: Lisa Tame

Why volunteer?

Volunteering can bring a sense of belonging and open up a whole new world. Explore your outdoors while helping the environment and discovering new activities and learning opportunities.



Have you fallen in love with a lake?

Find out more about the lakes in the south west, support our work or plan a visit. #ItsYourOutdoors, come and explore.



Our Impact in 2020


people enjoyed our nature activities & events 


volunteer hours generously given


people got on the water and went fishing 


young people benefitted from our NCS programme

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Upcoming events

  • Family Activity Day - Stars @ Siblyback

    On Friday 22nd October, kick start half term with a nocturnal themed family activity evening at Siblyback Lake with South West Lakes and the Caradon Observatory team! Read more

  • Family Activity Day at Roadford Lake - What Hides Below

    Welcome to our weird and wonderful Wednesday - explore all that’s different this Halloween half term! Read more

  • Wimbleball Lake – “Bump in the Night” Family Activity Day

    Join us at Wimbleball Lake on 29th October for an evening of Halloween themed family activities.  Read more