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! 

Download our Camping and Activities Terms and Conditions. 

Watersports Instructor Diploma, Level 2 

Thinking about a career in the watersports industry? We’ve formed an exciting new partnership with Falmouth Marine School which will enable professional watersports instructor training to continue in Cornwall.


South West Lakes is offering a Certificate Level 2 Diploma, combined with practical training, for young people to become watersports instructors. The course will be based at Stithians Lake which has fantastic on and off water facilities as well as a proven track record for developing new instructors.

The Course

This unique course will prepare students for a career in watersports and the wider outdoor industry, making it ideal for anyone who has a passion for sports and outdoor adventure.

Turn your passion into a career! Not only will you achieve your Level 2 Diploma, you will also develop your personal and leadership skills in a range of watersports including paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing.

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