Sailors Battle for Podium Positions at Roadford’s Goodacre Cup Regatta

    On 29 – 31 August the annual Goodacre Cup took place at Roadford Lake. The 3 day regatta, hosted jointly by South West Lakes Trust (SWLT) and Roadford Lake Sailing Club (RLSC), was a tremendous success. The weekend presented some challenging conditions with wind speeds ranging from 0 to about 16 knots but…

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29th August 2015

Over 140 Spectators Brave the Rain at Lakeside Jungle Book Performance

    With beautiful views over the Lake, the amphitheatre at Roadford was the perfect spot for an outdoor production of Rudyard Kipling’s classic ‘The Jungle Book’, performed by Chapterhouse Theatre Company. Throughout the day palm trees, costumes and props arrived intriguing all visitors. With the weather still dry ticket holders brought chairs, rugs and…

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26th August 2015

Evening Talks Programme at Burrator

    Last November South West Lakes Trust devised a monthly evening talks programme at Burrator. These talks, which take place in the Discovery Centre, continue to be extremely popular and have so far covered the construction of the reservoir, history of the farms, tin working, the railway, woodland management, birds, butterflies and wild plants.…

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11th August 2015

Budding Chefs Show Off Their Skills at Lakeside’s ‘Kids’ Cook Off’

    On Thursday 6 August 33 kids, from 1 to 11 years old, came to Roadford Lake to get messy and cook up some treats for their lunch in Lakeside’s ‘Kids’ Cook Off’. The ‘Cook Off’ was so popular that a second session had to be created in order to accommodate all of the…

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6th August 2015

Esme’s Autism Journey Reaches Roadford

    Mother and Daughter, Chrissy and Esme Mathew from Nuneaton, have recently embarked on a 500 mile cycling journey between Lands End and Bolton to raise funds for therapy for Esme. Esme is a happy little 3 year old who loves to be outside, jump, gallop, and wrestle. She gives the best bear hugs…

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24th July 2015