Meet Nigel Tomkinson, East Cornwall Countryside Warden

Hi, I am Nigel Tomkinson and I work as an Area Countryside Warden for South West Lakes Trust (SWLT) covering East Cornwall, this includes Siblyback, Colliford, Porth and Crowdy. Being older than Bodmin Moor means I have a very long and varied background. Originally I worked as a photographer in ‘that there London’, before joining…

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30th October 2017

South West Lakes Trust launches ‘Play and Explore’ Campaign

Regional charity South West Lakes Trust have launched the first of five campaign themes which underpin the work of their charity and people. The ‘Play and Explore’ campaign is summed up in a short video which was filmed over two days at Roadford Lake near Launceston and Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor. This fantastic video, produced…

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18th October 2017

Wimbleball Reaches Finals of Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards

  Wimbleball Lake, nestled amongst the rolling hills of Exmoor, has been selected as one of the finalists in the 2017/18 Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards in the ‘Tourism Experience of the Year’ category. Wimbleball is managed by South West Lakes Trust whose challenge is to balance conservation with recreational enjoyment of the lakes…

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12th October 2017

Family Fun at Longham Lakes Open Day

On Saturday 30 September Bournemouth Water Leisure, part of South West Lakes Trust, held a Community Open Day at Longham Lakes, near Ferndown. Over 300 people of all ages attended the event and were able to take part in a variety of activities, both on and off the water.     The kayaking and canoeing ‘have…

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3rd October 2017

Meet Kevin Pearson, Roadford Countryside Warden

Hi all. My name is Kevin Pearson and I am the Countryside Warden responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the beautiful Roadford Lake. I was born in Keilder, Northumberland and my father was a forester. We moved down to Devon when I was 7 years old. After attending Holsworthy Primary and Secondary school, I…

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22nd September 2017