Blashford Lakes Bird Trail Success

On Saturday 11 May, volunteers and staff from Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust and Hampshire Ornithological Society, along with young people from across the south of the County, flocked to Blashford Lakes for the Bird Trail 2019 bird watching and wildlife event. With teams from Blashford’s very own Wildlife Watch & Young Naturalists groups,…

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18th June 2019

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