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


  • Stithians Easter Activities

    Stithians Lake is the perfect place to visit this Easter! Enjoy an unforgettable family adventure, jam-packed with new experiences. Read more

  • Roadford Easter Activities Programme

    We have an action-packed Easter activity programme at Roadford Lake, with the chance to try your hand at sailing, windsurfing, archery, paddleboarding, kayaking and high ropes. Read more

  • What's On at Wimbleball this Easter

    We have an action-packed Easter activity programme at Wimbleball Lake, with the chance to try your hand at archery, paddleboarding, sailing, orienteering and lots more. 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

  • Meet Alan Smith, Visitor Experience Manager, Tamar Lakes

    My name is Alan Smith, and I joined South West Lakes this year as Visitor Experience Manager at Tamar Lakes. When I'm not planning nature trails or looking after the welfare of our diverse fisheries you can find me running in the hills, down by the lake or climbing a tree. Read more

  • Meet Beth Merriott, Administrator at Roadford Lake

    Hello, my name is Beth Merriott and I’m the administrator for Roadford Lake Activity Centre which is based between Okehampton and Launceston. I’ve been working for SW Lakes since March 2019. You’ll mainly find me in the office but I do try to get out and about around site to greet customers and check the facilities. Read more