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Leisure & Activities Outdoor + Active Roadford

Roadford Lake on the Devon/Cornwall border is the largest lake for watersports in the South West.

At the lake you can enjoy a range of activities both on and off the water including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, high ropes, climbing and archery. There is also a campsite adjacent to the waters edge and a licensed cafe on the opposite side of the Lake.


Outdoor and Active Manager : Phil Timings

Chief Instructor: Gareth Maggs


Contact Details:

TEL NUMBER - 01409 211507


Opening Hours:


The centre is open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The office is open from 9am until 16:30pm during working hours.

Safety cover is provided from 10am until 16:00 during open hours. 



The centre will be closed to hire and launch with the exception of members on a buddy system during these dates. All junior and adult clubs are also suspended for this weekend. Sorry for any inconvenience.



We still recommend calling the centre before setting out to check conditions. 

Group bookings may be available on other days

Throughout our closed periods booked sessions are available by arrangement 7 days a week.

We always recommend calling in advance to check the weather conditions and equipment / session availability, although hire and launch is normally available every day in which we are open.


Activities available:

2 hour Taster Sessions in Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Raft Building, Archery, High Ropes or Indoor Climbing from just £36 per person based on a group of 3.

Kids Summer Activities from Junior Club, Wet n'Active Days to Cadet Weeks there are plenty of activities and courses for 6-16yr olds to take part in. For a list of course dates or to book please click on the book now button in the top right of this page.

Group Multi-activity days for schools, scouts or just family & friends, these days allow groups to select from a menu of land and water based activities and enjoy an action packed day under instruction from our experienced staff.

NGB Certified Courses in Sailing, WindsurfingKayaking and Powerboating are available. For a list of course dates or to book please click on the book now button in the top right of this page. Courses are also be run by request for individuals on a 1:1 basis or larger groups, please contact the centre on 01409 211507 for a bespoke booking. 

Annual Launch Membership is available for regular users of the lake, why not store your boat here and launch it as many times as you like over the year at no extra cost? Additional benefits include  free car parking Trust wide plus discounted courses, food and gifts in our cafes.

Come and Camp O+A Roadford has an AA 3* camp site adjoining the activity centre which is ideal for families and large or small groups looking to stay in a picturesque location on the edge of Dartmoor. We have a combination of hard-standings with electricity, grass pitches with electricity and also standard grass pitches. If you would like to bring your own watersports equipment there is room to store this on site and then a small daily launch fee to use the lake. To book online please click on the book now button in the top right of this page.

Hire & Launch - or just come and have a go and see if you like it by hiring our kit by the hour.



Saturday Clubs for 6-16yr olds:

Beginner Sailing (RYA Stages 1-2, 8-16yr olds): 10am - 12pm, all year round

Advanced Sailing (RYA Stage 3 and upwards, 8-16yr olds): 1pm - 3 pm, all year round

Oppi Club (beginner sailing for 6-8yr olds): 10am - 12pm, between 13 June and 26 September

Windsurfing Club (all abilities, 8-16 yr olds): 1pm-3pm, between 13 June and 26 September

Sunday Mornings Sailing Sessions:  10am - 12pm,

These sessions are designed for those looking to improve their sailing and potentially develop onto RLSC club racing which takes place on a Sunday Afternoon. 

From complete beginner to advanced sailing - £16 per session, or become a member for £50 and pay only £10 per session.


Over 50 's Sailing sessions:

Every Wednesday 10.00-12.00

From complete beginner to advanced sailing - £16 per session, or become a member for £50 and pay only £10 per session.


For all of our Activities and Events please contact centre for more details and to make a booking.


What to bring:

You will require a towel, swimming costume, trainers or wetsuit boots (suitable to get wet in), sunhat or wooly hat, warm jacket, suncream, a drink and a packed lunch (if appropriate).  Wetsuits, helmets and buoyancy aids are included in tuition and hire prices or you may wish to bring your own.

For further information:

Telephone: 01409 211507


Outdoor + Active Roadford, Roadford Lake

Lower Goodacre, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton, Devon PL16 0JL


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