Activities and Camping

Great days out with South West Lakes Trust

We have five Activity Centres across the region, where you can hire watersports equipment, launch your own craft or learn something new with our friendly and qualified instructors:

Extend your stay and camp at Roadford Campsite, Siblyback Campsite, Stithians Campsite, Tamar Campsite or Wimbleball Campsite.


Our lakes provide the perfect setting for a great day out in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor. Venture along our trails, encountering nature face to face. Refuel at our onsite cafés with delicious snacks, cakes and hot drinks. Enjoy a wide range of fun things to do – try an activity on or off the water for the very first time, shoot an arrow or swing through the trees, discover paddleboarding or explore our lakes by canoe. Extend your stay and enjoy a night under canvas, create a family holiday packed with new experiences creating lifelong memories.

Holidays like no other 

Keep the whole family entertained with a range of activities on and off the water. Our expertly trained instructors offer superb sessions for you to experience a day out like no other. From canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing to archery and high ropes – there’s plenty of outdoor activities to experience the ultimate day out or holiday with the family in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor. 

#ItsYourOutdoors - come and explore! 

Download our Camping and Activities Terms and Conditions. 

Join the Roadford Buccaneers and take part in five weeks of activity sessions on Friday afternoons including kayaking, sailing, archery and canoeing!

These sessions are the perfect chance to learn new skills, get outside and make friends. Open to ages 8 - 16.

We have 3 waves in 2024, running from 2pm to 4pm. £100 per wave (£20 per session). 

Wave 1: 19 April, 26 April, 3 May, 10 May and 17 May

Canoe, sail, kayak, archery and team challenges!

Wave 2: 7 June, 14 June, 21 June, 5 July and 12 July 

Mega SUP, sail, archery, kayak and canoe

Wave 3: 6 September, 13 September, 20 September, 27 September and 4 October

Windsurf, raft, mega SUP, kayak and archery 

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See our activity centre opening times here.

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