5 Interesting facts about Wistlandpound Reservoir

Wistlandpound Reservoir was completed in 1956 When full Wistlandpound Reservoir has a capacity of 1,550 mega litres The Reservoir supplies fresh drinking water to Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple When water levels are low you may see part of the Lynton and Barnstaple railway which ran through the valley before it was flooded The Calvert…

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24th April 2018

Successful ‘Pop Up’ Easter Event at Siblyback

The 11 April saw South West Lakes Trust’s second ‘Spring into Action’ event take place at Siblyback Lake, near Liskeard. This time the team were working in the area just in-front of the Rock Hopper Café. The aim is to create small wild meadow areas near the new play area – due for installation in…

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16th April 2018

Burrator Newsletter 17

Hi Everyone, 1.Restoration of Wembley Walk When Burrator Reservoir was completed in 1898, it cut the old road leading to Sheepstor in two, leaving an abandoned section of road between Burrator Lodge and the water`s edge. When the reservoir was being enlarged in the 1920`s, George Shillibeer, the resident reservoir caretaker amassed a collection of…

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13th April 2018

Plant Mythology – Stuff and Nonsense?

There are very few people who have heard of Nantree and even less that know where it is… It was my Gran, who, according to my dad, was always full of stuff and nonsense, who use to take me and my sister there.  It was her favourite spot, an ancient pedunculate oak deep in the…

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9th April 2018

Dartmoor’s Game Fisheries

When March rolls in and spring is underway South West Lakes Trust’s Game Fisheries burst into life.  Dartmoor plays host to a diverse range of fisheries and can cater for all anglers.  Whether it be the wilderness fishing that Fernworthy provides or a densely stocked Rainbow water such as Kennick. Kennick Reservoir is the Trusts…

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29th March 2018