5 Interesting Facts about Argal Reservoir

-When full, Argal Reservoir has a capacity of 1302 mega litres -Argal and College Reservoirs are joined together by a public footpath -The circular walk takes you through a variety of different habitats, for example: shoreline, grassland, willow scrub and woodland -Argal Reservoir is a very successful and popular coarse fishery -The area is home…

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14th December 2018

A Celebration Of Our Champion Volunteers

Over 50 people, including Trustees, employees, volunteers and Friends of the Trust, attended South West Lakes Trust’s 18th annual Volunteers’ Celebration which took place recently at Lakeside, Roadford Lake. Each year, we celebrate the invaluable help of our fantastic volunteers. Last year over 4,500 volunteer days helped us to deliver our charitable objectives, which was…

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5th December 2018

Burrator News 25 – December Monthly Newsletter

Stephanie Holman, “What a View” – 3rd place in Discovering Local Culture category, Love your Lakes Photo Competition 2018 1. Operation Christmas Trees  This year, we started selecting Christmas trees in November. These three lovely Christmas trees went to Tavistock for the annual Christmas Trees of Light event in partnership with the Lions Club of…

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5th December 2018

Dormice at Trenchford Reservoir

The hazel dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) is a rare and protected mammal native to the UK. This adorable animal has become locally extinct in some places throughout the UK as populations have plummeted. The destruction of suitable habitats has been the leading reason for this decline, but we are fortunate to have dormice present at some…

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4th December 2018

Comet over Siblyback! A Caradon Observatory and Siblyback Lake Dark Skies Event

Following on from the success of the Dark Skies Event at Siblyback Lake earlier in the year, South West Lakes Trust will be joining up with Caradon Observatory again to host another Dark Skies outreach event. Photo credit: Caradon Observatory – Comet Hale-Bopp. This will be a free observing event between 7pm and 10pm on…

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3rd December 2018