Play and Explore at Siblyback Lake’s New Play Area

On 30 May we celebrated the opening of a brand new play area at Siblyback Lake, near Liskeard. Despite the rain, the event was attended by local children from St Cleer Primary School, along with their parents and South West Lakes Trust employees. Kitted up from head to toe in waterproofs, the children braved the…

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5th June 2018

Family Fun at Roadford Lake Open Day

On Sunday 27 May we were joined by over 800 people at the beautiful Roadford Lake for a whole day of festivities at our annual Open Day. The rain, thunder and lightning on the Saturday night didn’t put people off venturing out and experiencing a variety of activities both on and off the water. After…

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31st May 2018

Upstream Thinking

Most of us don’t think twice about turning on the tap and running a nice glass of cold water on a hot day, or filling up the kettle for a brew after a busy day at work, however that water has been on quite a journey since falling as rain. Only a very small proportion…

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15th May 2018

Love your Lakes Photo Competition 2018

After the huge success of last year’s ‘Love your Lakes’ photo competition South West Lakes Trust and South West Water have decided to hold it again this year. The competition, now in its sixth year, is to encourage people of all ages to make the most of the fantastic photo opportunities at their lakes across…

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11th May 2018

Cuckoo flower / Lady’s smock – Cardamine Pratensis

Lady’s smock is one of the earlier wildflowers to carpet our meadows in the South West, and one I always look forward to seeing after the long winter months. The flowers can vary from pale lilac or pink to almost white, and the slender upright leaves can have a distinct blue tinge to them –…

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8th May 2018