Activities and Camping

Great days out with South West Lakes 

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! 

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

RYA courses are internationally recognised qualifications in dinghy sailing. Participating in these courses will help you to learn and develop invaluable skills such as teamwork, determination, communication, independence, confidence and creative problem solving all while learning to sail!
All pre-scheduled courses: £170 per person. 

Child stage courses: age 8+

Level adult courses: age 16+

Sailing courses

Summer holiday 2 day courses

Child stage 1:

  • 25 & 26 July 2022 (10:00 - 16:00)
  • 1 & 2 August 2022 (10:00 - 16:00)
  • 11 & 12 August (10:00 - 16:00)
  • 18 & 19 August (10:00 - 16:00)
  • 27 & 28 August (10:00 - 16:00)
  • 3 & 4 September (10:00 - 16:00)
  • 10, 17 September, 1, 8, 24 October 2022

Child stage 2:

  •  5 & 6 August (10:00 - 16:00)
  • 8 & 9 August (10:00 - 16:00)
  • 18 & 19 August (10:00 - 16:00)
  • 25 & 26 August (10:00 - 16:00)

Child stage 3:

  • 29 & 30 August (10:00 - 17:00)

Adult Level 1 Courses:

  • 22 & 23 August 2022 (10:00 - 16:00) 

Adult Level 3 Courses:

  • 7 & 14 August 2022 (10:00 - 16:00)

5 week courses

  • Adult level 1: 11, 18 September, 2, 9, 16 October 2022 (10:00 - 12:00) 
  • Child stage 1: 10, 17 September, 1, 8, 24 October 2022

Windsurfing courses

Child courses (age 8+): Stage 1 - Stage 2 - Stage 3 - Stage 4
Adult courses: (age 16+): Start Windsurfing - Intermediate (non-planing) - Intermediate (planing)
  • Start Windsurfing (adult) - 1 & 2 June 2022 (10:00 - 17:00) 
  • Start Windsurfing (adult) - 24 & 31 July 2022 (10:00 - 17:00)
  • Child (age 8+) Stage 1 Windsurfing - 3 & 4 August 2022 (10:00 - 16:00)
  • Intermediate Windsurfing (adult) - 15 & 17 August 2022 (10:00 - 17:00)

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