Roadford Lake

The lake will continue to be open to visit for walking, cycling and outdoor enjoyment throughout November 2020 with your household. For Activity Centre updates visit our Coronavirus page

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 are plenty of fun things to do, for free! Create funny photos with your family and 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

The Roadford Cafe and Venue is currently offering a limited food and drink service from the cafe kiosk. This is available daily, 11.00am – 5.00pm.

Please visit their website in advance of your visit to ensure you are up-to-date with visiting information –

Dogs Welcome

Your four-legged friends can now join you in the Lakeside Cafe. We have provided a doggy paw wash area so your pooches can enter the cafe with mud free feet and enjoy a well-deserved tasty treat! During busy periods staff reserve the right to refuse entry to four legged customers on the grounds of safety. Dogs must be kept on leads.


Roadford offers so much more than just a great day out. It is also the perfect location for all occasions and celebrations – tie the knot at Lakeside, host a birthday party or enjoy a conference with a view.



Activity Centre

We always advise people to call us before making the journey on 01409 211507 to check for conditions and limitations



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 is served until 3.00pm

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 in 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 Dormice

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