Roadford Lake

Roadford Lake is situated in the stunning surroundings of the Wolf Valley, with a range of natural habitats on its shores from Culm Grasslands, woodlands, old pastures and orchards. Dormice and bat boxes, bird hides and buzzards help to make this an environment which is humming with wildlife.

The flora and fauna is in abundance and there is a network of footpaths and cycle trails that access different areas of the lake, including the Nature Reserve at the far end. This area is very peaceful and the bird hide is perfectly situated for bird lovers to sit and watch the many species of birds.


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Monday:                    10:00 – 16:00

Tuesday:                   10:00 – 16:00

Wednesday:             10:00 – 16:00

Thursday:                 10:00 – 16:00

Friday:                      10:00 – 16:00

Saturday:                 10:00 – 16:00

Sunday:                    10:00 – 16:00

Hot food served until 3pm. 

Please note our Sunday carvery will now be served throughout the year for £9.50.

Free Wi-Fi also available

Activity Centre:

Coombepark Walk
2.5m / 4km wheelchair accessible – 50 minutes
Start: Lakeside car park, a moderate one way walk which can be linked with the Coombepark Loop to make a circular walk.

Coombepark Loop
1m / 1.5km
Start: Lakeside or Gaddacombe car park. Easy walk which is circular when linked with the Coombepark or Gaddacombe walks.

Goodacre Stroll
0.6m / 1km
Start: Lakeside car park. Easy, one way walk – return on the same route.

Gaddacombe Link
1m/1.5km 20 minutes
Start: Gaddacombe car park. A moderate walk that can be linked with the Coombepark Loop and Coombepark Walk to create a circular walk.

Headson (permissive footpath & bridleway)
1.8m/3km 30 minutes
Start: Headson or Gaddacombe car parks. Challenging, one way walk.


Visitor Centre

Disabled Toilets & Access

Picnic Area


Bird Hide

Jubilee Sundial

Play Area


Dog Friendly


Car Park (a small car parking charge helps to support our charity)


Kayaking and Canoeing

High Ropes



Paddle Boarding

Trout Fishing


Foot Paths/ Trails

Off-road Cycle Trails

Lakeside, Roadford Lake, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton, Devon PL160RL


Telephone: 01566 784859

Activity Centre, Roadford Lake, Lower Goodacre, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton, Devon PL160JL

Activity Centre

Telephone: 01409 211507

Great days out

Roadford Lake is one of the biggest and busiest inland waters in the southwest, this unique site boasts a large activity centre and campsite, a café which is open all year round as well as an award winning conference and wedding venue. The lake is well stocked with brown trout for the enthusiastic anglers and fishing boats can be hired from the activity centre.

Whether it’s a Sunday roast, cream tea or a Christmas party, Lakeside Café and Function Suite will never disappoint – locally sourced food, friendly staff and unrivalled views all makes for an unforgettable visit.
Across the other side of the water (connected by our brand new footpath) you can let your hair down at our fantastic activity centre. Why not get on the water by hiring our canoes and paddleboards or even try your hand at sailing under the brilliant supervision of our instructor team. There really is something to suit all ages and abilities.

We always welcome well behaved dogs and there is a dog exercise area in the main car park but we do ask that you keep them on a lead and under control at other times so as not to disturb the wildlife.


Great Days Out

Hire a kayak, go on a mini sailing quest or try paddle boarding. Enjoy a nights stay at Roadford and pitchup your tent.

Great Food

Local, fresh and tasty food from Lakeside Café

Trout Fishing

Brown Trout fishing from bank or boat

Did you know?

The capacity of the reservoir when full is
34,500 mega litres,
that’s equivalent to
145822972901 cups of tea!

That’s one hundred forty-five billion, eight hundred twenty-two million, nine hundred seventy-two thousand, nine hundred and one.

Lakes nearby

Fernworthy Reservoir


Meldon Reservoir


Tamar Lakes


Crowdy Reservoir