The good, bad and ugly – Be Plant Wise

As many people know, the south west is a hotspot for nature with a wide range of habitats and species across the region. However, these habitats and species sometimes find themselves competing with invasive non-native species (INNS). These are plants and animals that do not originate from the British Isles and are highly competitive, often…

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21st March 2018

10 things you may not know about South West Lakes Trust

Everyone has that one special lake which is their favourite – a place where you regularly walk the dog or take the kids to let off some steam in the play area, a place to enjoy a spot of fishing or your favourite watersport or simply a place where you can indulge in a slice…

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16th March 2018

How to get into Bird Watching

Now that Spring has finally sprung, you’ll have noticed an explosion in the amount of birdsong you hear while walking through the countryside. The next few months are my favourites of the year for bird watching, it’s a time to get re-acquainted with old feathered friends, and maybe to make some new ones. However, a…

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12th March 2018

Bird Habitat Created at Crowdy Reservoir

During the autumn and winter the grassy banks of Crowdy can attract flocks of Lapwing and Golden Plover, while Goosander, Teal and Great Northern Diver can be seen on the open water. Snipe, Curlew and Lapwing were all occasional nesting birds at Crowdy in the past, although in recent years, and in parallel with the…

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5th March 2018

South West Lakes Trust Launches ‘Active Outdoors’ Campaign

We are excited to announce that we have launched the second of our five campaign themes which underpin the work of our charity and people. The ‘Active Outdoors’ campaign is summed up in a fantastic short video produced by Lightbox Inc and showcases the importance of promoting and delivering health and well-being in the outdoors.…

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1st March 2018