Countryside Wardens

Access for All in the Countryside – A Tale of Two Andrews

It is something many of us take for granted, that on these lovely spring days we have been having over Easter, we can head out into the countryside to enjoy the sunny weather, spectacular scenery and wonderful wildlife that the south west has to offer. However, for many people with disabilities, it is not as…

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25th April 2019

Higher Level Stewardship Scheme at Fernworthy

In 2017, Fernworthy was entered into a Higher Level Stewardship scheme to help manage the Rhos pasture for the endangered Marsh Fritillary Butterfly. Now, two years have passed and lots of work has been carried out. The capital spend has been completed, which has seen the construction of some new fencing and gates. This has…

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26th March 2019

Introducing Tina – Senior Countryside Warden for Exmoor

Hi everyone! My name is Tina and I’m South West Lakes Trust’s Senior Countryside Warden for Exmoor. My role is extremely varied but essentially I oversee all of the conservation, environmental education and site management work across the Trust’s two most northerly lakes – Wimbleball and Wistlandpound. So, how did I get here? As a…

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15th February 2019

Introducing Lucy Alford – Exmoor Countryside Warden

Happy New Year everyone! My name is Lucy Alford, and I recently joined the South Wakes Lakes Trust team in August as the Exmoor Countryside Warden, based at Wimbleball Lake. My role here, like the other countryside wardens have mentioned in their past blogs, is highly varied but mainly includes site maintenance; keeping the lakes…

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15th January 2019

Tree Safety

Well it’s that time of year again, no not Christmas, but the season of torrential rain, storms and gales, and the inevitable unscheduled site closures, which are largely due to the risk of falling branches and trees! Although being unable to enjoy the use of these areas might be frustrating, it is for a good…

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19th December 2018