The Benefits of Volunteering

Our volunteers make a significant contribution to our charitable work here at South West Lakes Trust, whether that’s helping out with environmental improvements, raising site standards or supporting our angling and activity teams to deliver all the great things they do, our volunteers make a significant contribution to our work. Volunteering can open up a…

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20th February 2018

Loving our Lakes, We Will Be Single Use Plastic Free Over The Counter By 2020

Following the recent coverage of the ReFill initiative, and the importance of everyone cutting their single-use-plastic consumption, South West Lakes (SWL) has decided to take action at its Lakeside Café, Roadford Lake by boldly stating its aim to be ‘single-use plastic free over its counter by 2020’. Joining Lakeside in this challenge will be the…

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13th February 2018

5 Interesting facts about Meldon Reservoir

Meldon Reservoir was dammed in 1972 When full Meldon Reservoir has a capacity of 3020 mega litres Meldon Reservoir is located 900 feet above sea level An island towards the south of the reservoir has been planted with trees and developed as a nature reserve Meldon Dam is a concrete gravity megastructure Meldon Reservoir, nestled…

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16th January 2018

Partnership Projects Awarded at Pennon Group Environmental Awards

We are thrilled to announce that two of our partnership projects have received recognition at the annual Pennon Group Environmental Awards. Over the last two years we have been working with South West Water (SWW) to develop innovative plans to tackle the ever increasing problem of Invasive Non Native Species. Led by SWW’s Ecologist Kate…

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3rd January 2018

Christmas Celebrations at Burrator

December was an extremely busy month for the Burrator team and began with the cutting and delivering of Christmas trees! A huge thank you to our fantastic Monday and Tuesday volunteers who cut down and delivered Christmas Trees for Princetown, Sheepstor Church, Meavy School, Meavy Church, Meavy Green, Clearbrook Village Hall, Milton Combe Village Hall and Tavistock. On 16 December our…

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2nd January 2018