Batty About Bats at Argal Lake

On Wednesday 1 August, 15 adults and 10 children flocked to Argal Lake for a family bat evening. The event, organised by South West Lakes Trust and Cornwall Bat Group, involved an interesting array of bat-themed activities, including a walk around the lake, where woodland, open grassland and water provide ideal conditions for many different…

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6th August 2018

Burrator News 21 – August Monthly Newsletter

1.Summer Holiday Fun Well the school holidays are finally here and we have 4 exciting Family Activity Days planned for August, giving you the chance to try out some themed trails, woodwork, art creations, and of course some outdoor cooking, plus much more. See the diary section below for dates, timings and costs. 2. A…

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1st August 2018

Bugs and (Mini)beasts

A bug is always an insect but an insect is not always a bug, although all are mini beasts, yet only some are creepy crawlies, which give many the heebie-jeebies! To give them their proper classifications, insects are six legged critters with usually 1 or 2 pairs of wings, so a butterfly comfortably fits into…

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23rd July 2018

5 Interesting Facts about Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Reservoir was completed in 1898 When full Burrator Reservoir has a capacity of 4210 mega litres Burrator is 47 metres deep, from the spillway to the bottom of the dam Water from Burrator supplies around 280,000 people in Plymouth, Tavistock, Princetown and South Devon There are 2 dams at Burrator – Burrator Dam, 60,000…

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19th July 2018

Burrator News 20 – July Monthly Newsletter

Burrator’s Summer Open Day & Fundraiser  “We had such a fantastic day!!!” “Thank you to everyone who put in so much work.” Sunday 1 July, and the centre’s 4th Birthday, saw 30 + volunteers prepare a day of activities suitable for all ages. On offer were; a short letterbox trail, to introduce this popular Dartmoor…

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13th July 2018