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


  • Love Your Lakes Photography and Video Competition 2024

    Make the most of the stunning photo and video opportunities available at our lakes across the South West for your chance to win some fantastic prizes! The competition will run from Friday 24th May until Saturday 31st August. Read more

  • Locals Month at Siblyback Lake

    We are offering 25% off equipment hire and camping in June to our local community as a thank you for your continued support. Come and join us for a fun-filled month at the lake! Read more

  • Weekend 'have a go' sessions at Roadford Lake

    We have lots of exciting 'Have a go' sessions every weekend in June and July at Roadford Lake. Try sessions in sailing, windsurfing, archery, paddleboarding, kayaking and high ropes. Read more