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Roadford Lake Campsite

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General

  • Watersports, high ropes adventure course, archery and climbing
  • A short drive from the historic market town of Launceston
  • Free hot showers, undercover BBQ area, play area and on-site café

What a site for sorts who like paddling their own canoe, kayak, boat, board or anything in between...

At a whopping 730 acres, Roadford Lake Campsite is the biggest lake for watersports in the south west and has all manner of aquatic capers, including windsurfing, sailing, rowing, canoeing, surf skiing and water zorbing. There’s no shortage of action on land either, with a high ropes adventure course, archery and climbing.

The site has kit to hire out to have a go on the water, as well as qualified instructors whose time can be booked if you want a bit of tuition. Those who have their own kit can bring it along and hit the water for a small fee – please ask at reception for details (third party insurance on your own craft is essential, please). For land activities, ask at reception when you arrive as these require minimum numbers and need to be booked in advance.

The amount of space means you’ll always be able to find plenty of picnic spots, and the only people you’re likely to see acting fishy around here are guests enjoying the bank and boat angling (the lake is stocked with brown trout).

Visitors will definitely want to take their time over the spectacular lake views, as well as enjoying the pretty walking trails and cycle paths along the shores of the lake or, for the more adventurous, checking out the bike trails in the forest across the lake. In case of overexertion, head to the licensed café alongside the site’s visitor centre for a restorative cream tea, sandwich, snack and soft drink or something a little stronger.

Reach the café via the new footpath leading from the site, through a canopy of trees and around the sheltered inlets before opening onto the path across Roadford’s dam. The walk takes about 20 minutes and is suitable for bikes and some pushchairs. (Please be aware there's one rather steep, though short, hill and the final leg through the field is not paved, so sensible footwear to suit the weather is advised. If you'd rather drive, the journey is doable by car in a few minutes.) The play area for ages up to five is also on this side of the lake.

Roadford Lake Campsite is set right on the lakefront, and has modern showers, an undercover area for barbies, a play area and the usual washing-up, disposal and recycling facilities. There's also a separate field available for Scout groups. Dogs are welcome as long as they're kept on leads while on site.

To stock up on food and drink, local town Launceston with a 24-hour store and petrol station, is within easy reach. As the site is in a rural location, there are no pubs/restaurants within walking distance; however; several village pubs serving food are easily reachable by car.. They're generally popular places, so the Roadford Lake team recommends booking in advance: reception has details and contact numbers for when you want them.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Swimming and bathing in the lake is not permitted.

If you arrive after 4pm on your check in day, lake access is prohibited until the next day when you have checked in with reception.


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8.6

Overall rating based on 24 reviews

 

88% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  78% described as Lake and/or mountain ?

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very poorly managed and and run site in a lovely location.27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter V.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely setting by the lake

    Disliked: 

    Very few toilet and washroom facilities for the number of campers which were often dirty and unkempt. The site had almost zero management with units pitched right up to others and a lot of noise very late into the night making it very difficult to sleep.The site is run by young water sports instructors who only manage the site when they're not on the water and before they go home. There's no dedicated site management.

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Friendly stafg19/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bell tent (basic)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Showers and toilets are well kept and cleaning facilities are great. Next to a very well equipped Lake. Perfect for those who like Canoeing, Sailing, Kayaking and Paddle Boarding.

    Disliked: 

    Apart from the lake there is not much here

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Would likely stay again.13/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Brilliant location, lovely scenery and great staff.

    Disliked: 

    Selected activities were only available at certain times on certain days. This wouldn't have been an issue really if the website made that clear.

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Highly recommended04/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Cleanness, friendly staff and easy access to water activities.
    Having a freezer was handy too

    Disliked: 

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Good facilities for washing, clean toilets and showers, plenty of ...02/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good facilities for washing, clean toilets and showers, plenty of space around pitch and good location.

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Water sports Available ... walks02/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Water sports
    Available ... walks

    Disliked: 

    None

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Clean and well maintained shower/toilet block30/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean and well maintained shower/toilet block

    Disliked: 

    Badly maintained pitch - turning up to a boggy allocated pitch, despite others being available. Reception was closed - no warden around as advised there would be.

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Good site been before and will visit again24/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSue C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful

    Disliked: 

    Long walk to play area and cafe

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Lovely site with friendly staff17/06/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent, trailer tent or motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Right on the lake!

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We will happily return to this site (and be better prepared)!08/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The relaxed bank holiday atmosphere. The lovely walk to the Lakeside cafe....sturdy shoes needed but mostly flat with one steep incline. We arent watersports sorts but the walks were enough to keep us happy for our 4 day stay.

    Disliked: 

    Im bashful so wasnt overly happy with the openess of the showers -which where clean as were the toilets etc - but its part and parcel of being an activity centre which offers camping.
    We came prepared food wise for our stay but feel there is room for basics to be sold within the 'fishing licence' area....seemed to be a lot of space given over to leaflets and paperwork. Fridge had fizzy pop...but no milk.

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Location

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  • Roadford Lake, Lower Goodacre, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton, Devon, England, PL16 0JL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.6954°N 

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Launceston: Westgate Street Coach Stop — 6.8 miles
Okehampton: West Street Coach Stop — 10.7 miles
Tavistock Bus Station — 10.9 miles
Train stations
Okehampton Rail Station — 11.0 miles
Gunnislake Rail Station — 12.4 miles
Calstock Rail Station — 13.7 miles
Ferry ports
Devonport Ferry Terminal — 22.2 miles
Torpoint Ferry Terminal — 22.2 miles
Bideford Ferry Landing — 22.4 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 36.2 miles

Directions


Roadford Lake is between Launceston and Okehampton.

From the A30 Roadford Lake is signed between Launceston and Okehampton. Follow the brown tourism signs to the lakeside entrance. Cross over the dam for the Outdoor and Active Centre where the entrance is about a quarter of a mile further along on the right.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Due to its handy proximity to the A30 and its setting on the Devon and Cornwall border, Roadford Lake Campsite is a nifty base for sightseeing, seaside days, city shopping and active days out. It’s easy to dart across to the moor from here too, to check out Canonteign Falls and the ponies of Dartmoor National Park.

Head north or south to explore the Devon and Cornish coasts: comely fishing villages, fab surfing beaches and large stretches of the 600-mile South West Coast Path are within easy reach. Tintagel Castle, said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, would make a good place to start.

Under an hour’s drive is Exeter, Plymouth and Cornish beach towns Newquay and Bude.

Must see

  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (17.7 miles)
  • Castle Drogo (18.7 miles)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (22.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Lawrence House (6.7 miles)
  • Lydford Gorge (6.8 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The campsite is unmanned after 5pm, should you arrive after this time you will find all the relevant information in an email sent by the campsite.

Roadford Lake Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Roadford Lake Campsite will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
You'll need an Environment Agency rod licence (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £20.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 12 a.m. to 12 a.m. between 01/07 and 16/09.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 01/07 and 16/09 and between 17/09 and 31/10.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 17/09 and 31/10.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

Boat masts must not be erected within the campsite, due to overhead electric cables.

No open fires; no wood to be collected or burnt.

Dogs are not allowed in the lake.

Noise levels to be kept down after 10pm and we ask for complete quiet after 11pm in order not to disturb other campers.

Any cars returning after 11pm should be parked in the main car park and campers should enter the site on foot.

We do not permit groups of tents on one pitch - a maximum of two two-man tents shall be allowed on one pitch at a time.

The immediate area outside your caravan/tent/campervan is to be kept tidy and free from obstacles at all times.

Swimming and bathing in the lake is not permitted.

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