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Roadford Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Roadford Lake, United Kingdom

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About Roadford Lake

Nestled on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, is an idyllic location for a family day out, a special celebration, or a corporate event. The Reservoir has a surface of more than 730 acres and is more than 130 feet deep, making it one of the largest inland waters in the South West. It offers an excellent day out in Devon from kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding and sailing, to archery, climbing, fishing, walking and cycling.

Attractions Near Roadford Lake

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre5.47km from Roadford Lake

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square foot indoor attraction. It is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays. In addition to an artefact museum, the attraction includes a working fairground. All of the rides and stalls operate on a token system.

River Lyd
River Lyd6.61km from Roadford Lake

The Lyd is a river rising at Lyd Head in the Dartmoor national park in Devon in South West England and flowing into the River Tamar beyond Lifton. It runs through Lydford Gorge, the deepest gorge in South West England. One of the nice locations where you can spend a nice time there.

River Lyd
River Lyd8.72km from Roadford Lake

The River Lyd rises at Lyd Head by Corn Ridge to the north of Woodcock Hill. It's a flat, boggy landmass that's relatively difficult to walk across. There are the remains of extensive peat works to the southeast of Lyd Head including the evocatively named Bleak House.

National Trust - Lydford Gorge
National Trust - Lydford Gorge10.81km from Roadford Lake

The National Trust's Lydford Gorge, Devon, is the deepest gorge in the South West and has a spectacular 30m waterfall. The waterfall trail is a moderate circular walk of about an hour on a mostly one-way route. The gorge is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its geology, flora and fauna.

Meldon Reservoir
Meldon Reservoir13.36km from Roadford Lake

Meldon Reservoir is a local Dartmoor beauty spot in the northwest section of the National Park. The reservoir sits below Yes Tor and High Willhays which are the only two mountains in southern England. Explore open moorland, dramatic tors and a Scheduled Monument: boasting a special combination of industrial heritage, wildlife and nature trails, Meldon is the perfect location to enjoy a unique day outdoors.

High Willhays
High Willhays15.46km from Roadford Lake

High Willhays is the highest point on Dartmoor and in the UK south of the Brecon Beacons. Climb to the highest point on Dartmoor on this splendid circular walk in the Dartmoor National Park. The walk starts at the car park at Meldon Reservoir and takes you to the 621 metres (2,039 ft) summit via Longstone Hill and Black Tor.

Where is Roadford Lake

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Devon is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south. It is part of South West England, bounded by Cornwall to the west, Somerset to the north-east and Dorset to the east. The city of Exeter is the county town.