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NEWS RELEASE No: 134658 APRIL 2010

Jewellery making at Discover Wistlandpound

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Wistlandpound reservoir, Exmoor

Unleash your artistic side at a jewellery workshop at Discover Wistlandpound on Saturday 8 May.

The two-hour workshop starts at 2pm and will be run by Carole and Jeanne from Jeneca beads in Torrington. People will be able to choose the beads they want to use and create a unique necklace in the colour of their choice. The cost is 17 per person, which includes all tools, materials and instructions. Everyone is welcome including complete beginners.

This workshop is a trial event so anyone who would like to see more things like this happening in the local area should show their support by calling 01598 763 706 or emailing: to book their place.

Discover Wistlandpound will also be holding a trial ‘Fire by Friction for beginners’ event for adults in September – more information will be available soon and people can keep an eye on the website

Parking charges apply (2 for the whole day). For more information about things to do at Discover Wistlandpound call 01598 763706 or email

Discover Wistlandpound is a partnership project between Calvert Trust Exmoor, the Forestry Commission and South West Lakes Trust. The project is based around the reservoir, managed forest and heritage buildings located at Wistlandpound, near Barnstaple.

1. The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible in England for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woods and forests and increasing their value to society and the environment. Forestry makes a real contribution to sustainable development, providing social and environmental benefits arising from planting and managing attractive, as well as productive, woodlands. Further information can be found at

2. Established in April 2000, South West Lakes Trust is the South West's largest conservation and recreation charity. It was created to encourage, promote and enhance sustainable recreation, access, nature conservation and education on and around over 50 inland waters in the South West for the benefit of all. The Trust is now listed in the top 3,000 of the country’s 190,000 registered charities, attracts some two million visits annually to its venues and visitors contribute around 30 million of much needed inward investment to the local economy. By developing key inland water sites, the Trust has enabled local businesses to grow and develop their own enterprises.

3. Calvert Trust Exmoor provides challenging outdoor activities for people with disabilities to enjoy, together with their friends and family. All activities are on site, we have our own riding stables and indoor and outdoor climbing walls. We also offer sailing, canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, carriage driving, archery and a zip wire. Specialist equipment and highly qualified instructors make activities accessible for all ages and all abilities. In the evening guests use the pool and jacuzzi and there's a sensory room with equipment that's already a favourite. Our accommodation is accessible to all, equipment such as hoists are provided and the food is home cooked. Guests have outdoor adventures that restore their confidence and self esteem. At Calvert Trust Exmoor we focus on what people can do rather than what they can't.

4. For further information, please contact Kirstie Smith, Communications Manager, Forestry Commission on 01392 834249.