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5 Interesting Facts about Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Reservoir was completed in 1898 When full Burrator Reservoir has a capacity of 4210 mega litres Burrator is 47 metres deep, from the spillway to the bottom of the dam Water from Burrator supplies around 280,000 people in Plymouth, Tavistock, Princetown and South Devon There are 2 dams at Burrator – Burrator Dam, 60,000…

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19th July 2018

No Spirits Dampened at Stithians Lake Open Day

Despite a very wet, windy and misty weekend visitors to Stithians Lake had a great time at our Open Day on Sunday 17 June. Over 300 people of all ages braved the elements and took part in a variety of activities, both on and off the water, including; canoeing, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, fishing tasters…

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26th June 2018

Burrator News 19 – June Monthly Newsletter

Summer is definitely here and the foxgloves look fantastic! I hope you enjoy reading about some of our highlights from May, information about our evening talks, especially our next one about willow on Tuesday 19 June, and of course our family fun day and fundraiser on Sunday 1 July.  You can find the complete events and…

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21st June 2018

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