News Update - June 2016

Despite the gloomy weather forecast the Lakes and Woodland walks event took place on the 21st and 22nd May at Wolf Valley. On the Saturday we had heavy rain all day, but despite or in spite of this several people came and enjoyed the walk and tea in the marquee where it was dry! On the Sunday however the weather was as good as it had been awful the day before and a large attendance enjoyed the beautiful scenery and walks which are not open to the public normally. The plant stall more or less sold out and the raffle made a large profit with the two prizes being kindly donated by Lakeside Roadford. The carvery lunch for two was won by Emma Breed and the cream tea for two by Keith Barriball.

Together with donations the event raised over £1,000 with some donations still coming in towards the building works which hopefully will be started later this year. If you would like to donate or wish to have any further information on the project please contact John Worden 01566 784295 or Irene Jordan 01409 211415

John has been up up and away on a balloon ride a couple of weeks ago and as it was a lovely clear morning at 7am the balloon went over a mile high and above Roadford, Lundy Island could be seen in one direction and Plymouth Sound in the other. Exeter was also visible and Bodmin moor, which reminds us of the old saying “It’s not that far as the crow flies” Whilst enjoying the view he took some photos and a few are on the web site, they have been watermarked to stop them being downloaded. However if you would like any copies emailed to you, a donation to the Community Hub Project would be gratefully received.

We have one or two photos taken at the event on the photo news reel

Welcome to Broadwoodwidger

A large rural Parish in the beautiful rolling countryside of West Devon, with glorious views of Dartmoor and nearby Cornwall. Distinctive for its many hidden hamlets and farms that nestle tucked away throughout the parish. Alongside its many rivers, hills and valleys, one of which the River Wolf meanders gently, having been dammed in recent times to provide 750 acres of water stored for the large conurbations of Devon. Many outdoor activities surround the reservoir including wind surfing, boating and fishing whilst providing peaceful rural walks for the whole family to enjoy.

The A30 dual carriageway skirts one end of the parish, giving excellent road links to the South West region as a whole (albeit with a little noise)! The neighbouring parishes of Ashwater, St Giles on the Heath, and Lifton offer a range of services and points of interest for residents and visitors alike. Although the last 30 years has made a telling difference to this parish with the reservoir and the road, it has brought a vibrancy and new way of life for residents new and old in these challenging times. But above all it makes this parish a welcoming, friendly and memory-making destination.

  • Events around Broadwoodwidger
  • 7 July 6:00 pm – 8pm – Wedding Open Evening Find out more...

    Roadford Lake, With beautiful views of the lake and Devon’s rolling hills, Lakeside is a unique wedding venue. Join us on our open evening and receive a free ‘wed’ magazine plus a glass of bubbly. Look around and see how we can help make your special day perfect.

  • Sunday 10th July 12.30 for 1pm - Lunch Find out more...

    St Nicholas Church Broadwoodwidger, £12 per ticket

  • 27th July – Make Your Own Insects! Find out more...

    At Roadford, Do you know your dung beetle from your biscuit bug? Explore the lake with our country side nature wardens and see what you can find. Have a go at making the insects you’ve spotted on your walk to take home. 11.00 – 13.00. £4 per child. Adults go free. One adult to accompany children. Limited spaces available, to book call 01566 784859 or email Lakeside@swlakestrust.org.uk.

  • 27th - 29th August - FLOWER FESTIVAL Find out more...

    St Nicholas Church Broadwoodwidger FLOWER FESTIVAL Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August 10.00am to 6.00pm each day Celebration of Art and Craft

  • 31st July - Foraging Find out more...

    At Roadford, 35 per session - 10.00am – 12.00pm. Join the Wilderness Woman of the west country to forage round Roadford Lakes’ unique landscape to find yourself wild ingredients that can be used every day. Jackie Pearce a qualified forager will provide a 2 hour group session, hand-outs on the day and bring along her stove so you can taste your bountiful pickings. All ages welcome, 10.00am – 12.00pm. £12.00 per person. Limited spaces available, to book call 01566 784859 or email Lakeside@swlakestrust.org.uk.

  • 4TH August – Den Building Find out more...

    Go wild in our woodland and create your very own den! We’ll have squash on hand for you to enjoy in your weather proof hide away. All materials included, £3 per child, all children to be accompanied by an adult. Sessions – 10.00 – 12.00, 14.00 – 16.00. To reserve a space call 01566 784859 or email Lakeside@swlakestrust.org.uk A number of spaces will also be reserved on the day.

  • 27th - 29th August - FLOWER FESTIVAL Find out more...

    St Nicholas Church Broadwoodwidger FLOWER FESTIVAL Saturday 27th to Monday 29th August 10.00am to 6.00pm each day Celebration of Art and Craft

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