Activities and Camping

Great days out with South West Lakes 

Explore the great outdoors and have a day filled with fun and adventure! Catch fish, build dens, get on your bike or explore the lakes of the south west by boat or foot. It's your outdoors - come and explore.

There are so many things to do at the lakes – discover the joy of simply wandering through woodlands, spotting birds and bugs and playing amongst nature. You can also take to the water and experience an exhilarating adventure as a family.

Please check our Covid update page prior to visiting to make sure you are up to date with information for your trip.

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. 

Get to grips with angling with our fishing tuition at Upper Tamar Lake. 

The lessons are suitable for adults, children and families and are taught by our experienced instructors.

Upper Tamar Lake was voted as the second best still water coarse fishery in the UK in the Angling Times Magazine's National Angling Awards and is a great place to start your fishing adventure!

We guarantee you will catch a fish with us and all tackle, bait and equipment is provided.

Sessions available Friday - Sunday until mid March and then Wednesday - Sunday. 

Prices start from just £30

Why not extend your stay and camp on site? Find out more here. 

For more information or to book call 01288 321712

'Get into Fishing' Experience 

Our 'Get into Fishing' 3 hour experience is a perfect starting point for groups of up to six people including children aged 4 and up.

This is a fantastic introduction to coarse fishing with a knowledgeable guide, perfect if you have never fished or have limited experience - We are certain that you will catch fish with us!

This experience is exclusive to your family or group.


£140 per group - In order to provide a great experience numbers are limited to 6. There is no minimum group size.


April – September: Thurs – Sat

October – March: Fri – Sun

9.45am or 1.15pm

Booking must be made a minimum of 3 days in advance

Itinerary and further information

Why not extend your stay and camp on site? Find out more here. 


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