News

Wildlife to spot at the lakes this winter

The move into the cold and wet winter months has seen some of our wildlife go into hibernation and seek shelter for the winter – for example, bats, dormice and an array of butterfly species. However, our lakes are still bursting with wildlife to spot throughout the winter season. The birds that live around our…

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27th November 2018

‘Love your Lakes’ Photo Competition 2018 Winners Revealed

South West Lakes Trust and South West Water have revealed the winners of the 2018 ‘Love your Lakes’ photo competition which ran from May to September, receiving over 140 entries. The competition, now in its sixth year, was held to encourage people of all ages to make the most of the fantastic photo opportunities at…

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23rd November 2018

An Interesting Bird Walk at Argal and College Lakes

Sunday 18th November was the perfect autumnal, dry day for a bird walk at Argal and College Lakes. Hosted by South West Lakes Trust and Cornwall Bird Watching and Preservation Society, the group was varied –  from seasoned bird watchers to complete beginners –  which was fantastic to see. Led by expert Dan Chaney and…

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20th November 2018

5 Interesting Facts about Lopwell Dam

-The original dam was constructed in 1953 by Plymouth City Council to create an additional water supply for the city. -Now a peaceful spot, Lopwell was originally a busy river quay, serving nearby mines and farmland dating back to the 13th century. -Before the dam was built, a ferry used to run from one side…

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20th November 2018

Wimbleball Celebrates Bronze at this Year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards

South West Lakes Trust are delighted to announce that Wimbleball Lake has received a Bronze award in the ‘Active and Sporting Experience Award’ category at this year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards which took place at the Apex Hotel in Bath on Thursday 15 November. This year’s awards, sponsored by Bristol Airport, saw records…

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19th November 2018