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

We are delighted to announce that Wimbleball Lake has received a Bronze award in the ‘Tourism Experience of the Year’ category at this year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards which took place at the Somerset County Cricket Club on Thursday 9 November. Wimbleball, along with three other finalists, were shortlisted for the ‘Tourism Experience…

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16th November 2017

A thriving habitat for wildlife at Countess Wear

Sandwiched between the River Exe to the north and the Exeter ship canal to the south and adjacent to South West Waters treatment works at Countess Wear in Exeter, lies two Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The SSSI furthest east is a publicly accessible nature reserve looked after by Devon Wildlife Trust that is…

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14th November 2017

Meet Sam LeBailly, West Devon Countryside Warden

Hi all, I just wanted to briefly introduce myself. My name is Sam LeBailly, 20 years old and I am the new West Dartmoor warden based at Burrator Reservoir. I am Devon born and bred, being brought up in the village of Stoke Gabriel (Near Totnes) and still live there now. After GCSE’s I moved…

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13th November 2017

Regional Charity Celebrates Champion Volunteers

Over 80 people, including Trustees, employees, volunteers and Friends of the Trust, attended our 17th annual Volunteers’ Celebration which took place on Saturday 4 November at Wheal Martyn. Each year we celebrate the invaluable help of our fantastic volunteers. Last year over 4,800 volunteer days helped us to deliver our charitable objectives – that’s equivalent…

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6th November 2017

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