Introducing Lucy Alford – Exmoor Countryside Warden

Happy New Year everyone! My name is Lucy Alford, and I recently joined the South Wakes Lakes Trust team in August as the Exmoor Countryside Warden, based at Wimbleball Lake. My role here, like the other countryside wardens have mentioned in their past blogs, is highly varied but mainly includes site maintenance; keeping the lakes…

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15th January 2019

It’s Gold for South West Lakes Trust

Having held the Investors in People accreditation for over 18 years, we are celebrating our achievement of being awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) Gold accreditation. Investors in People work with organisations across the world who listen to and develop their employees. Their teams help businesses to engage with their employees and to develop…

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10th January 2019

Get fit around the lakes this winter

Kick off the new year by walking, jogging, running or cycling around the stunning lakes of the south west. Tamar Lakes  Photo credit: Philip Gillespie Get fit by joining parkrun at Tamar Lakes! This 5km run around Upper Tamar Lake takes place every Saturday at 9am. Currently they are supporting the NHS Couch to 5k programme.…

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10th January 2019

Burrator News 26 – January Monthly Newsletter

Stephanie Holman, “What a View” – 3rd place in Discovering Local Culture category, Love your Lakes Photo Competition 2018 1. Christmas Wreath Making Thank you to everyone for coming to our annual Christmas wreath making event.  Despite the never-ending rain on Saturday 15 December, 123 beautiful Christmas wreaths were made, at our busiest wreath making event…

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7th January 2019

New Signs at Crowdy Reservoir

As the wet weather has officially joined us, it is becoming increasingly hard to access the SSSI marsh at the east of Crowdy reservoir and the surrounding area. The reservoir, which did fall to below 50% throughout the summer, is now 100% full again! As practical site works on the marsh have come to an…

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7th January 2019