Invasive non-native species and biosecurity at the lakes

Invasive non-native species (INNS) are a particular threat to lakes and rivers and can interfere with recreational activities, such as angling and water sports. South West Lakes Trust and South West Water are working in partnership to help protect our sites from the impacts of invasive non-native species. Read more

Christchurch Harbour, Bournemouth

Set midway between the Solent and Poole Harbour, Christchurch Harbour is a beautiful natural harbour, and a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Read more

Friends of South West Lakes

Support our work by becoming a Friend of South West Lakes Trust Read more

Our objectives

South West Lakes Trust charitable objectives Read more

Our Play Areas

Fewer children are getting a chance to climb trees or play hide and seek in a woodland. Through this campaign we aim to provide places for young people and their families to play together – by supporting our work you will be helping families to create special memories and protect areas for active play in the countryside. Read more

Visit the Lakes

Venture around the beautiful lakes of the South West by foot, bike and paw; explore miles of footpaths and trails, whilst taking a moment to appreciate the peaceful beauty of water, woodland and forestry.  The lakes are an idyllic setting for a family day out in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor. Partake in a spot of adventure off the water; there are plenty of fantastic things to do as a family, and some of the best, most memorable days cost absolutely nothing (except a small car parking charge! Read more