Countryside Wardens

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

A perspective on angling

Name one sport that isn’t age restricted and angling will be at the top of the list. Angling can be enjoyed by all ages and all abilities. For some, the sport is about catching the biggest fish they can! However, for others it is a way of escaping the rat race of life and it…

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25th September 2018

Orchard Management

Orchards are not just beautifully reminiscent of the traditional British countryside; they also play host to an abundance of important and unique habitats for flora and fauna. There are three orchards around Roadford. They consist of some very old varieties of apples that are suitable for this area of the West Country; two orchards, both…

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21st August 2018