News

Love Your Lakes Photo Competition 2019

Following the resounding success of last year’s ‘Love your Lakes’ photo competition, South West Lakes Trust and South West Water have decided to launch it again this year. Now in its seventh year, the competition encourages people of all ages to engage with the natural environment and make the most of the fantastic photo opportunities at their…

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13th May 2019

Bramble, Bracken and Butterflies – Working Together to Protect Hurscombe’s Fritillaries

Our reservoirs and lakes across the South West are no strangers to a wealth of rich wildlife and habitats. From lush grasslands to scrub and wet woodlands, they are home to bats, birds and bugs alike. The South West’s lakes are a hub of colour and activity throughout all the seasons and our largest lake…

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15th February 2019

Christchurch Grand Slam Kayak Fishing Competition a Success

On the weekend of the 8 and 9 of September, the Christchurch Grand Slam Kayak Fishing competition took place. The competition has taken place over the last few years. 27 entrants took to the water in kayaks to compete for the longest combined length of fish. The target was 1 x any Mullet species, +…

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2nd October 2018

Family Fun at Longham Lakes Open Day

On Saturday 30 September Bournemouth Water Leisure, part of South West Lakes Trust, held a Community Open Day at Longham Lakes, near Ferndown. Over 300 people of all ages attended the event and were able to take part in a variety of activities, both on and off the water.     The kayaking and canoeing ‘have…

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3rd October 2017

South West Water puts its trust in the Trust

South West Water and South West Lakes Trust have extended their long running and successful partnership, with the charity South West Lakes Trust now managing the recreational assets of Bournemouth Water.    Since 2000, the Trust has managed all of South West Water’s reservoirs for public enjoyment, environmental safeguarding and recreational pursuits. Popular beauty spots…

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12th June 2017