Activities and Camping

Great days out with South West Lakes 

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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Learn something new with one of our qualified instructors. Take part in a 'Have a go' session, expand your knowledge by signing up to a course or get involved in one of our weekly clubs. There really is something for all ages and abilities to try.

'Have a go' Sessions

A fantastic way to try an activity for the first time with friends and family. These 1 - 2 hour instructor-led sessions are a great way to gain basic skills and, more importantly, have fun! 

Activities include; kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, sailing, windsurfing, archery* and high ropes* 

Prices start from just £16

Available at Roadford, Stithians and Wimbleball

*Only available at Roadford and Wimbleball

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'Get into' Sessions 

Thinking about taking up a new hobby? These 'Get Into' sessions are a great way to start.

Enjoy a full day session with a qualified instructor who will help you on your journey to being a proficient paddler or sailor!

Activities include; kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, sailing and windsurfing

Only £100 per person

Available at Roadford, Stithians and Wimbleball

Select lake and book

Activity Days

Enjoy a fun-filled day and experience a variety of different land* and water-based activities!

This could be sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, raft building, archery and high ropes depending on the weather conditions on the day.

The Activity Days are suitable for ages 8-16 

Only £65 per person

Available at Roadford, Stithians and Wimbleball

*Land-based activities available at Roadford and Wimbleball

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My son had an amazing day at the multi-activity day. Kayaking, raft building, stand up paddleboarding, mega SUP and the dinghy - he loved every minute.
Claire - parent of child participant

Activity Weeks

If you struggle to keep the kids entertained over the school break then our activity weeks could be the answer! Offering excellent value for money, they are a great way to get your kids learning and participating in outdoor sports.

Enjoy five days packed with new experiences and filled with adventure! The kids will have a go at sailingkayakingwindsurfingstand up paddleboarding, canoeing and raft building. 

The activity weeks are suitable for ages 8-16 

Only £250 per person

Available at Roadford, Stithians and Wimbleball

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Bespoke Sessions 

Did you know that we are also offering bespoke tuition sessions in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding?

The perfect opportunity to learn something new with your friends and family and create new memories.

Available at Roadford, Stithians and Wimbleball

Want to find out more? Please contact your preferred Activity Centre:

Roadford – 01409 211507 / [email protected]
Stithians – 01209 860301 / [email protected]  
Wimbleball – 01398 371460 / [email protected] 

Naturebreak Experiences 

Join our South West Lakes guides on wild adventures -  explore how the seasons influence nature and our relationship with the environment, arts and culture, or take the first steps in discovering the wonders of bushcraft activities. 

Courses  

Gain a RYA qualification in either sailing, windsurfing or powerboating at one of our three RYA registered training centres across the South West; Roadford Lake, Stithians Lake or Wimbleball Lake.

Courses run throughout the year at each of the centres and bespoke courses are available to suit your specific requirements.

View our upcoming courses here

For more information, please contact your preferred activity centre:

Roadford – 01409 211507 / [email protected]
Stithians – 01209 860301 / [email protected]  
Wimbleball – 01398 371460 / [email protected] 

Clubs 

Get fit, get active and get outdoors! Here at South West Lakes we offer a wide range of clubs to get involved in. Whether you’re a complete novice and are looking to learn something completely new, or you already have a little bit of experience and are looking to further your knowledge and skills in a certain area, we have the club for you.

Join one of our activity clubs at Roadford, Stithians or Wimbleball and start creating memories. We’re passionate about promoting and delivering health and wellbeing in the outdoors and our lakes give so many opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to get outdoors and be active. From junior windsurfing to adult sailing … there really is something for everyone.

Roadford Lake

Adult Sailing Club

Wednesday, 10.00am – 12.00pm, all year round

Beginners' Sailing Club

Saturday, (Suitable for complete beginners up to RYA Stage 2, 8-16 year olds): 10.00am – 12.00pm, all year round


Advanced Sailing Club

Saturday, (RYA Stage 3 and upwards, 8-16 year olds): 1.00pm – 3.00pm, all year round

Stithians Lake

Junior Windsurfing Club

Saturday, 8-18 year olds, 9:30am – 12.00pm

Junior Sailing Club

Saturday, 8-16 year olds, 9:30am - 12.00pm

Set Sail Sundays Adult

Sunday, 9:30am – 12:00pm

Wimbleball Lake

Wimbleball Buccaneers

Saturdays, 10.00am - 12.30pm for six consecutive weeks.

Ages 8 - 14. A mixture of kayaking, high ropes, archery and climbing, mega SUP, stand up paddleboarding, sailing and raft building. £60 in total.

  • Wave 1 Buccaneers 9th April - 14 May 2022 - Saturdays. Wetsuits and buoyancy aids provided but participants will need to bring suitable clothing and trainers for activities. 
  • Wave 2: 21st May - 25th June 2022
  • Wave 3: 16th July - 20th August 2022
  • Wave 4:27th August - 1st October 2022

Wimbleball's Youth Sailing and Windsurfing Club

Saturdays, 14:00 - 16:00. 12th March 2022 - 5th November 2022.

Person requirements: Youth Stage 1 RYA qualification or equivalent experience. 

  • 6 consecutive weeks: £10 per session (£60 total)
  • 3 consecutive weeks: £17 per session (£51 total)
  • Sign up for casual dates (£20 per session)

Wimbleball's Adult Sailing and Windsurfing Club

Sundays, 14:00 - 16:00. 13th March 2022 - 6th November 2022.

Person requirements: Adult Level 1 RYA qualification or equivalent experience.

  • 6 consecutive weeks: £10 per session (£60 total)
  • 3 consecutive weeks: £17 per session (£51 total)
  • Sign up for casual dates (£20 per session)

For all equipment hire, self-launch and tuition a disclaimer must be completed online prior to arrival