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. 

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March 2024

Along with a lot of other clubs in this country over the last four years, and especially as a result of Covid, Upper Tamar Lake Sailing Club has seen a decline in its membership numbers.

Towards the end of the last season, the Club carried out a recruitment exercise by doing an exhibition at RHS Rosemoor and a lot of digital marketing.  Both activities have seen a fruitful response and on Sunday 17 March the Club held a gathering to bring together existing Club members and the potential new sailing members.

Held in the afternoon and with the sun shining over Upper Tamar Lake, the new recruits and the club members who will be supporting them to become dinghy sailors, got to meet up at Tamar Lakes Activities Centre. To make it clear which people are Club members, existing members all wore the club yellow tabards. As part of the activity the new recruits were shown the boats that the club use to get people starting out with sailing and enjoying being on the water.

Everybody had an afternoon with tea and cakes provided and the Sailing Club is hopeful that some of the new recruits will get into regular dinghy racing on the lake with the Club, as well as enjoying casual sailing.

For further information on how to get into dinghy sailing regularly on the lake please go to the website or contact Roger Heasman on 07974 214326.  

Report by Roger Heasman, photos by Mandy Pollard.