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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My name is Alan Smith, and I joined South West Lakes this year as Visitor Experience Manager at Tamar Lakes.

I have enjoyed a varied and interesting work and play experience that has led me to join the South West Lakes team in my dream job at Tamar Lakes and in the charity's North region.

Beginning working life as a forestry and countryside management person, I then developed leadership and activity skills as an outdoor activity coach and improved my knowledge of ecological systems and visitor engagement at university and as a countryside ranger.

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.

My ambition is to work with our great team to provide and enhance an unforgettable outdoor experience to visitors of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. Everyone’s welcome, come and enjoy the outdoors!