Introducing Tina – Senior Countryside Warden for Exmoor

Hi everyone! My name is Tina and I’m South West Lakes Trust’s Senior Countryside Warden for Exmoor. My role is extremely varied but essentially I oversee all of the conservation, environmental education and site management work across the Trust’s two most northerly lakes – Wimbleball and Wistlandpound. So, how did I get here? As a…

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15th February 2019

Zero plastics over the counter by 2020: an update

One year on, the café at Roadford Lake is moving closer to achieving its goal of being single-use plastic free over the counter by 2020. Some quick, easy fixes have included switching to paper straws, replacing plastic water bottles with aluminium cans, and using wooden takeaway cutlery. At Christmas, plastic free crackers were enjoyed by…

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14th February 2019

Burrator News 27 – February Monthly Newsletter

1. Last sign installed The last sign was installed this month at Wimbleball. Over the last year 7 signs have been constructed by our volunteers using Burrator wood and installed at Roadford Lakeside, Roadford Watersports, Tamar, Siblyback and Stithians, with two for Wimbleball (café and activity centre). These signs reflect the beauty of wood and nature, in line with the values of the…

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11th February 2019

Bramble, Bracken and Butterflies – Working Together to Protect Hurscombe’s Fritillaries

Our reservoirs and lakes across the South West are no strangers to a wealth of rich wildlife and habitats. From lush grasslands to scrub and wet woodlands, they are home to bats, birds and bugs alike. The South West’s lakes are a hub of colour and activity throughout all the seasons and our largest lake…

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5th February 2019

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