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Volunteer Experience at Burrator – By Stephen Barrow

    Following retirement and relocation to Tavistock from Bristol, where I had lived all my life, I needed to find something to do to keep active, both physically and mentally. In the Devon area there are numerous opportunities for volunteering as advertised on various websites, from Tidying Tavy to Dartmoor Preservation Association, both of…

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Gold ‘Green Tourism’ Award for Wimbleball Lake

    South West Lakes Trust is proud to announce that Wimbleball Lake has been re-awarded the Green Tourism Gold Award. Green Tourism is the national sustainable tourism certification scheme for the UK. Businesses opting to join Green Tourism are assessed by a qualified grading advisor against a rigorous set of criteria covering a range…

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Annual ‘Aussie Kiss’ Windsurfing Event at Roadford a Resounding Success

    This month ‘Aussie Kiss’ – the Student Windsurfing Association’s (SWA) flagship event, took place at Roadford Lake, near Launceston. This annual student windsurf festival, now in its 14th year, continues to develop and adapt – in true reflection of the way the sport continues to grow. Outdoor + Active Roadford welcomed over 400…

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‘Love your Lakes’ Photo and Video Competition Winners Revealed

    South West Lakes Trust and South West Water have revealed the winners of the 2015 ‘Love your Lakes’ photo and video competition which ran from 1 May – 30 September, receiving over 125 entries. The competition was held to encourage people of all ages to make the most of the fantastic photo and…

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Regional Charity Celebrates Champion Volunteers

  Over 70 people, including Trustees, staff, volunteers and Friends of the Trust, attended South West Lakes Trust’s fifteenth annual Volunteers’ Celebration which took place on Saturday (17 October) at Lakeside, Roadford Lake. Each year the region’s largest combined environmental and recreational charity celebrates the invaluable help of volunteers with certificates for special achievements. The…

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