Roadford Lake

Explore Roadford

Visit Roadford Lake, located near the Devon and Cornwall border and enjoy a great day out. Explore Roadford by bike, foot or boat. Let your children play freely, there’s plenty of open spaces for running, rolling down hills, exploring woodlands, building dens, finding bugs or setting up a picnic. Don’t forget the dog, Roadford offers a great day out for dog walkers, venture our nature trails and explore the great outdoors with your four-legged friend, love Roadford Lake and become our top dog!

Roadford Lake offers an excellent day out in Devon, there’s plenty of fun and free things to do. Create funny photos with your family or friends at the sundial, discover our cob shelter, spot a range of wildlife from our hides, whizz through our off-road cycle trail or simply relax and enjoy the spectacular views.

Great Food

Eat in or out, Lakeside Café serves locally sourced produce, enjoy mouth-watering cakes and a superb range of light lunches. Treat yourself to a cup of hot chocolate with all of the extras or on sunnier days, enjoy a scoop or two of our fantastic local ice-cream. Pop into the visitor centre and uncover the fascinating history of Roadford Lake, children love our interactive learning displays.


Download our café menu here.


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


Saturday Clubs for 6-16yr olds:

Beginner Sailing (RYA Stages 1-2, 8-16yr olds): 10am – 12pm, all year round

Advanced Sailing (RYA Stage 3 and upwards, 8-16yr olds): 1pm – 3 pm, all year round

Oppi Club (beginner sailing for 6-8yr olds): 10am – 12pm, between 13 June and 26 September

Windsurfing Club (all abilities, 8-16 yr olds): 1pm-3pm, between 13 June and August


Adult clubs

Wednesday Over 50’s sessions 10am – 12pm, all year round

Sunday Mornings Sailing Sessions: 10am – 12pm, all year round

Activity Centre

Roadford activity centre, Roadford Lake, Lower Goodacre, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton, Devon PL160JL

Telephone: 01409 211507


Lakeside, Roadford Lake, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton, Devon PL160RL

Telephone: 01566 784859

Click here to keep up to date with the Farson Digital Live Stream of Roadford Lake.

Real time videos are a fantastic addition to our lakes for water sports enthusiasts. Keep up to date with the weather and check conditions before your visit.

roadford lake live weather camera

Come and try an activity:

Try something new and create your own real life adventure, explore Roadford Lake by kayak, boat or board. Whether you want to join a club, try a course or simply get out on the water, we offer a great range of activities to suit your needs. Try an outdoor activity for the very first time, shoot an arrow, swing through our high ropes course, discover paddle boarding or enjoy a sailing quest with the whole family. Hire the latest equipment or bring your own, for more information please read the relevant activity page on our website or contact us directly.

Extend your stay in the South West, camp at Roadford Lake and pack your holiday with fun and adventure. Our activity centre offers the perfect setting for scouts, events, DoE and holiday makers alike.


We offer a range of activities, events and courses.


Roadford Lake was built 1989 and is home to an endangered species, the Hazel Dormouse. Evidence suggests that dormice were present at Roadford pre-1989 before the valley was flooded. South West Lakes Trust have been carrying out dormouse surveys since 2005 which have revealed that the Roadford Local Nature Reserve hosts a healthy population of Hazel Dormouse 

Did you know, Roadford Lake is managed by the charity, South West Lakes Trust.