Batty About Bats at Argal Lake

On Wednesday 1 August, 15 adults and 10 children flocked to Argal Lake for a family bat evening. The event, organised by South West Lakes Trust and Cornwall Bat Group, involved an interesting array of bat-themed activities, including a walk around the lake, where woodland, open grassland and water provide ideal conditions for many different…

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6th August 2018

Bugs and (Mini)beasts

A bug is always an insect but an insect is not always a bug, although all are mini beasts, yet only some are creepy crawlies, which give many the heebie-jeebies! To give them their proper classifications, insects are six legged critters with usually 1 or 2 pairs of wings, so a butterfly comfortably fits into…

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23rd July 2018

5 Interesting Facts about Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Reservoir was completed in 1898 When full Burrator Reservoir has a capacity of 4210 mega litres Burrator is 47 metres deep, from the spillway to the bottom of the dam Water from Burrator supplies around 280,000 people in Plymouth, Tavistock, Princetown and South Devon There are 2 dams at Burrator – Burrator Dam, 60,000…

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19th July 2018

No Spirits Dampened at Stithians Lake Open Day

Despite a very wet, windy and misty weekend visitors to Stithians Lake had a great time at our Open Day on Sunday 17 June. Over 300 people of all ages braved the elements and took part in a variety of activities, both on and off the water, including; canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, fishing tasters…

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26th June 2018

Burrator News 19 – June Monthly Newsletter

Summer is definitely here and the foxgloves look fantastic! I hope you enjoy reading about some of our highlights from May, information about our evening talks, especially our next one about willow on Tuesday 19 June, and of course our family fun day and fundraiser on Sunday 1 July.  You can find the complete events and…

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21st June 2018