Burrator Blogger

Over 400 People Flock to Burrator for Second Birthday Celebrations

    On Sunday 3 July local charity South West Lakes Trust hosted a celebration event at Burrator Reservoir to recognise the Discovery Centre’s second birthday. Over 400 people joined in the afternoon of activities in and around the Discovery Centre, delivered by our fantastic team of volunteers. There was a good combination of first…

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20th July 2016

Burrator Volunteers Experience Eden

    Since the Burrator Heritage Project started in July 2013 over 2,500 volunteer days have been contributed, which equates to a staggering value of £125,000! To recognise this amazing achievement, and as an early celebration for Volunteers’ Week, South West Lakes Trust organised a day trip for Burrator volunteers to the Eden Project. Last…

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21st June 2016

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