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Balancing the needs of our user groups at Burrator Reservoir

    South West Lakes Trust is making some great improvements to improve visitor experience at Burrator Reservoir. The bank of Longstone peninsula will become a fishing only area and a section of the North Shore of the reservoir will become a large dog exercise area – where owners can let their dogs off the…

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25th April 2016

Abandoned Farms around Burrator Reservoir – Request for Memorabilia

    To raise awareness and recognise the important farming history that existed before the reservoir was constructed. South West Lakes Trust, in partnership with Paul Rendell, are looking for anyone who may have any photos, artefacts or personal memories/family links to any of the farms, for a one off, FREE public exhibition which will…

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24th April 2016

Volunteer Experience at Burrator By Michael Glinn

    Michael Glinn, known as Mike, was was born in Yelverton in 1950 and has lived and worked in the area most of his life. Mike went to Meavy Primary School and then on to Tavistock Comprehensive, joining the General Post Office as an apprentice in 1967. Mike left BT, British Telecom, in 2000…

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11th April 2016

Volunteer Experience at Burrator – By Stephen Barrow

    Following retirement and relocation to Tavistock from Bristol, where I had lived all my life, I needed to find something to do to keep active, both physically and mentally. In the Devon area there are numerous opportunities for volunteering as advertised on various websites, from Tidying Tavy to Dartmoor Preservation Association, both of…

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5th February 2016

Evening Talks Programme at Burrator

    Last November South West Lakes Trust devised a monthly evening talks programme at Burrator. These talks, which take place in the Discovery Centre, continue to be extremely popular and have so far covered the construction of the reservoir, history of the farms, tin working, the railway, woodland management, birds, butterflies and wild plants.…

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11th August 2015