Head for Fernworthy this Summer

That special place on Dartmoor that really has it all If you are looking for a fantastic day out this summer then you will find it hard to beat Fernworthy Reservoir. Where water, trees, moors and sky meet, you can walk, fish, play and explore amongst some of the most breath-taking scenery within the National…

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11th August 2017

Successful Wildlife Day at Stithians Lake

90 children and their families ventured off the beaten track at Stithians Lake on Wednesday (9 August) to discover some of the creatures that make the lake their home. Pond dipping at South West Lakes Trust’s wildlife day was a great success, with fantastic close up views of a variety of critters including sticklebacks, leeches,…

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10th August 2017

An Exciting New Addition to Fernworthy Reservoir

There will be an exciting addition to Fernworthy Reservoir from Friday 4 August! An exciting new mobile coffee business is coming to our North Dartmoor Reservoir from the beginning of August, just in time for those long family days out during the summer holidays. Serving certified organic and Fairtrade tea, coffee and hot chocolate in…

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31st July 2017

Meet Chris Eyles, Exmoor Countryside Warden

My name is Chris Eyles, and I recently joined South West Lakes Trust as Countryside and Angling Warden for Exmoor, where I’m lucky enough to be looking after our sites at Wimbleball Lake and Wistlandpound Reservoir. How did I get here? Well it’s been a slightly circuitous route but after working as a research physicist…

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13th July 2017

A Taste of Africa is coming to Trenchford

Something exciting is coming to one of Dartmoor’s most loved beauty spots. Malcolm Riley, better known as the African Chef, has taken on the catering licence at Trenchford Reservoir, located on the eastern fringe of Dartmoor National Park, near Bovey Tracey. The African Chef Pop Up Kitchen, offering a safari style experience with Landrover and…

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11th July 2017