Things to do with the children outdoors this summer

There are plenty of fantastic opportunities to get outside and get active around the lakes; nature is right on our doorstep, providing the perfect playground and outdoor setting for a family day out. Read more

Tips for taking a great photo

Are you interested in photography? There are plenty of fantastic opportunities to capture striking images of panoramic views, wildlife and people in the stunning landscapes surrounding the lakes of the south west. Why not try and capture a winning landscape, wildlife or action shot, and submit it to the annual South West Lakes and South West Water ‘Love your Lakes’ photo competition? Read more

5 ways to care for the environment on World Environment Day

It’s World Environment Day on the 5 June, which is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. We can all make changes in our daily lives to help the environment, which in turn can benefit our health. So… take action today for a healthier Earth tomorrow. Read more

Where does the water go?

Did you know that only 2.5% of the world’s water is freshwater and that less than 1% is accessible and usable? Read more

Walks at Roadford Lake

There are numerous walks at Roadford, ranging from a short stroll to a 13 mile hike. Read more

The Benefits of Volunteering

Our volunteers make a significant contribution to our charitable work here at South West Lakes Trust, whether that’s helping out with environmental improvements, raising site standards or supporting our angling and activity teams to deliver all the great things they do. Read more

Upstream Thinking

Most of us don’t think twice about turning on the tap and running a nice glass of cold water on a hot day, or filling up the kettle for a brew after a busy day at work, however that water has been on quite a journey since falling as rain. Read more

Top tips for taking the perfect photo

Renowned professional news and sport photographer Richard Austin has been working at the top end of the newspaper and magazine industry for over 30 years. Known for his creativity, and adorable photos of Pennywell Farms miniature pigs, we were thrilled when Richard agreed to be one of the judges for the annual South West Lakes and South West Water ‘Love your Lakes’ photo competition. Read more

5 Interesting Facts about Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Reservoir, located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and overlooked by the breath-taking Sheepstor, Leather Tor and Down Tor, provides an unforgettable family day out in Devon. This must-visit location is jam-packed with history and nature offering a variety of fun and free things to do with the family. Read more