Create your own adventure at Roadford Lake
Between Okehampton and Launceston, PL16 0RL
Roadford Lake, situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Wolf Valley, is a must-visit attraction during your stay in Devon.
Your little adventurers will love exploring and discovering all of the fun things to do at this impressive lake, the largest inland water in the south west. Ditch the iPads, immerse yourself in nature and create lasting memories with the family. Den building, venturing through woodlands, hunting for mini-beasts and, of course, enjoying a well-deserved ice cream from the popular Roadford Café and Venue are bound to be a huge hit.
Activity Centre and Campsite
Head over to the Activity Centre and enjoy a family adventure like no other.
Explore the lake by kayak, learn how to stand up paddleboard, spot wildlife from a canoe, hit the bullseye in a game of archery, face your fears and attempt the high ropes course, learnhow to turn in a sail boat, relax and enjoy a spot of Trout fishing. Why not extend your stay and enjoy a great night’s stay under canvas?
Get your children learning and having fun on their next adventure by downloading South West Lake’s 101 things to do this summer booklet and activity sheets. Identify trees, track prints, discover different leaves or go on a bug hunt. Visit the children’s play area, located next to the café, or enjoy the plentiful open space for informal games.
Walking and Cycling
Embrace the outdoors and experience Roadford Lake by bike or foot. The network or footpaths and cycle tracks suit visitors of all ages and abilities. Don’t forget to bring the dog! We want our four-legged friends to enjoy this special place. All we ask is for you to keep your dog on a lead and out of the water.
Visit the Roadford Café Lake Café and Venue, with a warm welcome all year round. Whether it’s a delicious cream tea or a light lunch from the specials board, Roadford will never disappoint. Locally sourced food, friendly staff and extraordinary lake views makes for an unforgettable visit. Don’t forget to treat yourself to a souvenir from the gift shop.
Roadford is home to an abundance of wildlife including otters, bats, dormice and the rare March Fritillary butterfly. A variety of birdlife can also be seen and, if you are lucky, you may even spot a Roe deer by the water’s edge.
Experience the ultimate family adventure
Immerse yourself amongst the rolling hills of Dartmoor this summer.
We are offering a striking setting for your next family getaway. New for 2020, you can now combine both camping, land and water-based activities to create your ideal getaway in the South West, all for one inclusive price!
The real beauty of South West Lakes’ brand new activity breaks is that you can do as much or as little as you want. Enjoy a touch of luxury by staying in one of our furnished Bell Tents or, if you prefer, you can pitch up your own tent and experience a traditional camping adventure with unforgettable lake views.
And that's not even the best bit! By booking onto one of the 3, 4 or 6 night activity breaks you will also benefit from UNLIMITED activities! So, if a green holiday is what you are after, you can reduce the need to drive elsewhere, as you definitely won't be stuck for ideas to keep the family entertained during your stay.
An action-packed programme of exciting activities is readily available at your fingertips. There’s something for all ages and abilities to enjoy, from stand up paddleboarding, canoeing and kayaking to sailing and windsurfing. Hire a variety of watersports equipment, launch your own craft or learn something new by taking part in one of the many summer holiday activity sessions on offer.
To find out more visit southwestlakes.co.uk or call 01566 771930.
* Opening times vary throughout the season. Please visit www.swlakestrust.org.uk/activities for more information or call 01409 211507 (activity centre) or 01566 784859 (café)
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