Successful re-opening of College Lake Nature Reserve

On 12 September South West Lakes Trust celebrated the re-opening of College Lake Nature Reserve and its western footpath. Closed to public access for over twelve years due to inaccessible paths the site is now open for local residents and visitors alike to enjoy. College is a quiet site with a variety of habitats including…

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28th November 2012

Lopwell History

Lopwell has a long history dating back to the 13th century. A thriving community once existed here, with market gardening, mining for lead and silver and a busy quayside that served Plymouth and London. Lopwell gets its name from Mannaseh Masseh Lopes who was a one-time resident of the Georgian mansion at nearby Maristow .…

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28th February 2012

A walk along the Narrator Valley

Dartmoor and the Burrator area are very popular with walkers, horse riders and cyclists. By clearing the sites for public access, the project sought, where possible to educate visitors about these mines in particular and tin mining on Dartmoor in general. The mining features in this valley have been susceptible to damage from vegetation –…

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28th February 2012

The DTRG project

The DTRG volunteers offered their services to work on tin mining sites within the Burrator catchment area, that were in danger of becoming lost under scrub and trees. The Roughtor Mine sites along the Narrator Valley, were identified as being those in most need of our attentions. The main aims of the project are to:…

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28th February 2011

Prehistoric ceremonial complex discovered in Dartmoor reservoir – Thu 12 Nov 2009

A hitherto unrecorded prehistoric complex has recently been revealed in the mud at the bottom of Tottiford reservoir, near Hennock, on Dartmoor. The complex consisting of stone rows, burial cairns and a stone circle had been hidden by the waters of the reservoir, the first to be built on Dartmoor (1861). They have been revealed…

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13th November 2009