Top Tips for taking the Perfect Photo

Renowned professional news and sport photographer Richard Austin has been working at the top end of the newspaper and magazine industry for over 30 years. Known for his creativity, and adorable photos of Pennywell Farms miniature pigs, we were thrilled when Richard agreed to be one of the judges for the annual South West Lakes…

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20th June 2018

Over 2000 people flock to Wimbleball for Annual Open Day

On Sunday 10 June Westcountry charity South West Lakes Trust held their annual Open Day at a very sunny Wimbleball Lake, on Exmoor. Over 2000 people of all ages flocked to the lake and were able to take part in a variety of activities, both on and off the water, including; canoeing, kayaking, rowing, windsurfing,…

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18th June 2018

Play and Explore at Siblyback Lake’s New Play Area

On 30 May we celebrated the opening of a brand new play area at Siblyback Lake, near Liskeard. Despite the rain, the event was attended by local children from St Cleer Primary School, along with their parents and South West Lakes Trust employees. Kitted up from head to toe in waterproofs, the children braved the…

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5th June 2018

Family Fun at Roadford Lake Open Day

On Sunday 27 May we were joined by over 800 people at the beautiful Roadford Lake for a whole day of festivities at our annual Open Day. The rain, thunder and lightning on the Saturday night didn’t put people off venturing out and experiencing a variety of activities both on and off the water. After…

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31st May 2018

Upstream Thinking

Most of us don’t think twice about turning on the tap and running a nice glass of cold water on a hot day, or filling up the kettle for a brew after a busy day at work, however that water has been on quite a journey since falling as rain. Only a very small proportion…

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15th May 2018