Activities and Camping

Great days out with South West Lakes 

Explore the great outdoors and have a day filled with fun and adventure! Catch fish, build dens, get on your bike or explore the lakes of the south west by boat or foot. It's your outdoors - come and explore.

There are so many things to do at the lakes – discover the joy of simply wandering through woodlands, spotting birds and bugs and playing amongst nature. You can also take to the water and experience an exhilarating adventure as a family.


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! 

Our 2022 RYA courses will teach you the basics of sailing with our qualified instructors in a safe and fun environment at Roadford Lake. We offer junior and adult courses.

RYA courses are internationally recognised qualifications in dinghy sailing and windsurfing. Participating in these courses will help you to learn and develop invaluable skills such as teamwork, determination, communication, independence, confidence and creative problem solving.
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5 week adult sailing courses

Every Sunday 1 - 29 May 2022 

Level 1:

09:30 – 12:00

12:30 – 16:00

3 day children’s sailing courses

Stage 1:

13, 14, 15 April at 09:30 – 14:00

20, 21, 22 April at 09:30 – 14:00

2 day children’s sailing course

Stage 1:

2, 3 June at 09:00 – 17:00

Summer holidays – 2 day courses for children

Stage 1 sailing:

4, 5 August at 09:00 – 17:00

25, 26 August at 09:00 – 17:00

Stage 2 sailing:

11, 12 August at 09:00 – 17:00

1, 2 September at 09:00 – 17:00

Summer holidays – adult 2 day courses

Sailing level 1:

15, 16 August at 09:00 – 17:00

Sailing level 2:

22, 23 August at 09:00 – 17:00

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