Get Involved

Get Involved

There are so many ways for you to get involved with our charitable work. We really do rely on the goodwill of our volunteers, friends and donors to help our teams in achieving so much across our sites. Without your generous support South West Lakes Trust wouldn’t be able to benefit so many people across so many sites. You also ensure that our lakes and surrounding countryside continue to be maintained to very high standards – for visitors and wildlife alike.



Volunteers make a significant contribution to our work – whether that’s helping out with environmental improvements, raising site standards or supporting our activity centres.


Work For Us

South West Lakes Trust is the largest combined conservation and recreation charity in the south-west.


Friends of the Trust

We are a charity who aims to promote and enhance sustainable recreation, access and nature conservation on and around the lakes of the South West.


Donations and Legacies

We know everyone has a different reason for loving the lakes, you might want to help protect important wildlife and their homes or help us to make sure these special places accessible for everyone, not just today but for future generations as well.

Improving access at Fernworthy Reservoir

In partnership with Dartmoor National Park Authority, the ‘Moor Than Meets The Eye’ landscape project enabled us to vastly improve the surface and accessibility of the much loved Potters Walk, part of a 2.6 mile circular route that takes in the best that Fernworthy Reservoir on Dartmoor has to offer. The walk includes meadows, woodland and moorland, offering fantastic views of the water and local wildlife. The improvement works took place between August 2015 and January 2016 and the transformation has encouraged many returning and first time visitors to explore parts of Fernworthy Reservoir and Dartmoor that were previously inaccessible. The importance of this project is best described by one of our regular visitors:

“I visited Fernworthy Reservoir this morning with my parents and my four year old daughter Tilly. Tilly has a rare chromosome disorder and as part of her condition can only walk short distances and relies on a disability buggy to get around. We are therefore pretty limited on where we can visit with her and often have to stay at home while the rest of the family go out for long walks. Today, because of the fabulous new path being installed, we were able to take her out for a proper walk. I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of Tilly and others with special needs who are restricted in the terrain they can access”.
Kate Bailey, October 2015


Our Mission

More people having great experiences

We are currently raising funds for a new play area at Roadford Lake.