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Unearthing the past at Burrator Quarries this winter

  This winter conservation works with machinery will get underway at Burrator Quarries Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in order to improve the visibility of the rock face. The site, which is used as a car park, is designated as a SSSI for its nationally important geological features, including the rare exposures of the…

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29th November 2016

Three Year Burrator Heritage Project Reaches It’s End

    South West Lakes Trust’s three year Burrator Historic and Natural Environment Project will soon be reaching an end. The concept for the project began in 2008 followed by support from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2012 to develop it to fruition. On securing further Heritage Lottery investment the project was launched in July…

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9th September 2016

Family Fun at Burrator

Every Tuesday in August families have been enjoying a whole range of activities at South West Lakes Trust’s family drop in sessions at Burrator Reservoir. Finding frogs and toads and making insect homes were the tasks which took place during the first session. Mini shelter building for muddy ball blobsters was a huge success with…

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22nd August 2016

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