Countryside Wardens

Plant Mythology – Stuff and Nonsense?

There are very few people who have heard of Nantree and even less that know where it is… It was my Gran, who, according to my dad, was always full of stuff and nonsense, who use to take me and my sister there.  It was her favourite spot, an ancient pedunculate oak deep in the…

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9th April 2018
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Dartmoor’s Game Fisheries

When March rolls in and spring is underway South West Lakes Trust’s Game Fisheries burst into life.  Dartmoor plays host to a diverse range of fisheries and can cater for all anglers.  Whether it be the wilderness fishing that Fernworthy provides or a densely stocked Rainbow water such as Kennick. Kennick Reservoir is the Trusts…

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29th March 2018

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