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Entrance Sign Project at Burrator

Back in late 2016, Dave Curno and Mike Glinn, two volunteers, came across a large fallen oak tree. Somebody correctly anticipated that ‘this will come in handy one day’. Thus, the tops were cut for logs, and the trunk was planked up on site using a chainsaw, under Dave’s knowledgeable instruction. The planks were transported…

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28th September 2018

Successful Dormouse Survey at Roadford Lake

On Saturday 15 September, a group of volunteers and a licensed ecologist undertook South West Lakes Trust’s bi-annual dormouse box checks at Roadford Lake, near Launceston. South West Lakes Trust’s checks have been taking place for the past 16 years, and are carried out in line with the Natural England national monitoring scheme, which helps…

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21st September 2018

Top 10 Dog Walks

Explore the lakes of the South West by foot and paw this autumn; venture along miles of footpaths, and take a moment to appreciate the peaceful beauty of water, woodland and forestry. Download maps of walks around our sites and begin your adventure! Afterwards, refuel by visiting one of our dog-friendly cafes. Burrator Burrator Reservoir…

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21st September 2018

A successful bat walk and talk at Siblyback

On Friday 14th September, a great evening was had by all at Siblyback Lake’s ‘Bat Walk and Talk’. The event was run in partnership with South West Lakes Trust and Cornwall Bat Group and followed on from the Bat Box Building Day earlier this year. The evening, led by local bat expert Samantha Smith (MCIEEM…

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18th September 2018

A Batty Night at Argal Lake

On Wednesday 22 August, South West Lakes Trust and Cornwall Bat Group hosted another great bat walk at Argal Lake. 32 people came along to enjoy a delicious meal at Wild Vibes Café, followed by a talk on the fascinating species from Sam Smith of Cornwall Bat Group. The group then set off on a…

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7th September 2018