Loving our Lakes, We Will Be Single Use Plastic Free Over The Counter By 2020

Following the recent coverage of the ReFill initiative, and the importance of everyone cutting their single-use-plastic consumption, South West Lakes (SWL) has decided to take action at its Lakeside Café, Roadford Lake by boldly stating its aim to be ‘single-use plastic free over its counter by 2020’. Joining Lakeside in this challenge will be the…

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13th February 2018

Spring is Coming!

Other than the occasional out-of-season bloom, it’s been a long time since I last saw a bank of wildflowers. I always look forward to the spring, and although we’ve still got a little while to go yet these beautiful snowdrops reminded me it’s just around the corner! Snowdrops are immediately recognisable by their drooping bell…

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2nd February 2018

5 Interesting facts about Meldon Reservoir

Meldon Reservoir was dammed in 1972 When full Meldon Reservoir has a capacity of 3020 mega litres Meldon Reservoir is located 900 feet above sea level An island towards the south of the reservoir has been planted with trees and developed as a nature reserve Meldon Dam is a concrete gravity megastructure Meldon Reservoir, nestled…

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16th January 2018

Partnership Projects Awarded at Pennon Group Environmental Awards

We are thrilled to announce that two of our partnership projects have received recognition at the annual Pennon Group Environmental Awards. Over the last two years we have been working with South West Water (SWW) to develop innovative plans to tackle the ever increasing problem of Invasive Non Native Species. Led by SWW’s Ecologist Kate…

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3rd January 2018

‘Love your Lakes’ Photo Competition Winners Revealed

South West Lakes Trust and South West Water have revealed the winners of the 2017 ‘Love your Lakes’ photo competition which ran from 1 May – 30 September, receiving over 100 entries. The competition, now in its fourth year, was held to encourage people of all ages to make the most of the fantastic photo…

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29th November 2017