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! 

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  • Equipment Hire

    Experience the ultimate family adventure by exploring the lakes at your own pace. We have a variety of watersports equipment available to hire including; kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards and more. Read more

  • Gift Vouchers

    Are you struggling for the perfect gift idea for friends or family? Look no further! Our activity gift vouchers are the perfect present for families and people who love exploring the great outdoors. Read more


  • Sailing and windsurfing courses at Roadford Lake

    We have a range of RYA courses in sailing and windsurfing suitable for children and adults, from complete beginners through to those at a more advanced level. Read more

  • Sailing and windsurfing courses at Stithians Lake

    Whether you are a beginner, improver or at a more advanced level - we have a sailing or windsurfing course for you! We offer junior and adult courses and clubs. Read more

  • Roadford Buccaneers

    Join the Roadford Buccaneers and take part in five weeks of activity sessions including kayaking, sailing, archery and canoeing! Open to ages 8 - 16. Read more


  • Upper Tamar Lake Sailing Club welcomes new members

    Members of Upper Tamar Lake Sailing Club enjoy casual sailing on the lake as well as dinghy racing - and they are always happy to welcome new recruits! Read more

  • Meet Upper Tamar Lake Sailing Club

    Upper Tamar Lake Sailing Club will be taking part in The Great Hobby Weekend at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of September. Read more

  • Radio Sailing at Tamar Lakes

    Have you heard about radio sailing? Learn more from the members of North Devon Radio Sailing Club Racing, who meet weekly at Upper Tamar Lake. Read more