Countryside Wardens

Meet Sam LeBailly, West Devon Countryside Warden

Hi all, I just wanted to briefly introduce myself. My name is Sam LeBailly, 20 years old and I am the new West Dartmoor warden based at Burrator Reservoir. I am Devon born and bred, being brought up in the village of Stoke Gabriel (Near Totnes) and still live there now. After GCSE’s I moved…

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13th November 2017

Meet Kevin Pearson, Roadford Countryside Warden

Hi all. My name is Kevin Pearson and I am the Countryside Warden responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the beautiful Roadford Lake. I was born in Keilder, Northumberland and my father was a forester. We moved down to Devon when I was 7 years old. After attending Holsworthy Primary and Secondary school, I…

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22nd September 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

Meet Beth Heasman, Countryside Warden for West Cornwall

Hi, My name is Beth Heasman, I am one of South West Lakes Trust’s Countryside Wardens for West Cornwall. After studying Conservation and Ecology at Tremough campus in Penryn, I spent a few years volunteering and working for various organisations – I joined the Trust in 2015.   One of the great things about being…

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14th June 2017

Dormouse Box Checks at Roadford Lake

On Saturday 20 May a group of volunteers, alongside a licenced ecologist, undertook South West Lakes Trust’s bi-annual Dormouse box checks at Roadford Lake, near Launceston. The site has historically been a stronghold for these endangered mammals and South West Lakes Trust’s checks, which have been taking place for the past 15 years, tie in…

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1st June 2017