Get Involved With Nature

Get Involved With Nature

We want more families to get outdoors and go exploring. Our sites are rich in wildlife and colour – from grassland habitats to ponds, woodlands and forests. We want more people to enjoy our green spaces – try pond dipping, wildlife recording, build dens or simply enjoy a walk through our network of off-road trails. Learn about our outdoor spaces – the lakes are so much more than large bodies of waters. Discover semi-natural ancient woodlands, nature reserves, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Scheduled Monuments, endangered species and most importantly get your kids engaged with nature.


Activity Sheets

Our Environment


Our Wildlife


Wildlife Surveys

101 things to do this Summer

Get the kids outdoors and experience the best summer ever. Enjoy all of the amazing things to do in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor – build dens, climb trees, go sailing and most importantly have fun. There’s no better way to spend quality time together as a family than getting outdoors and trying something new. Add an element of fun and adventure on your walk – find leaves, identify trees, spot wildlife and get the whole family learning about our lakes.

Countryside Blog

Our Purpose

To protect special places for people and wildlife

The Lakes under the Trust’s management are home to many species of bat including Daubenton’s, Pipistrelle, Natterer’s, Greater Horseshoe and Lesser Horseshoe. Bat populations have been monitored at Roadford Lake by the Devon Bat Group since the reservoir was built in 1987 when over 200 bat boxes were erected as part of the mitigation works.