JUST TWO MILES FROM PERCY'S, ROADFORD LAKE WAS COMPLETED IN 1990, AND WITH AN AREA OF MORE THAN 730 ACRES, IS ONE OF THE LARGEST INLAND WATERS IN THE SOUTH WEST.
The stunning vistas over the lake make it a haven for walkers, bird watchers and watersports enthusiasts alike. The northern third of the lake has been designated as a Special Protection Zone to allow wildlife a safe haven and to protect over wintering birds.
Across the Lake and set in glorious countryside, the Angling and Watersports Centre caters for both beginners and experts. Recognised as an official training centre by the Royal Yachting Association, a wide range of hire equipment including rowing boats, canoes and sailing dinghies is available, together with safe training areas in which to practice. Windsurfing and archery, power boat tuition and taster courses can also be arranged to suit all ages and abilities. Roadford is nationally renowned for it's fly fishing and boasts both natural and stocked brown trout.
Situated on the eastern and northern fringes of the lake, bird watchers will enjoy the two bird hides overlooking wildlife ponds with both being suitable for wheelchair users. With Dartmoor providing a spectacular backdrop, the network of footpaths and bridleway suits visitors of all ages and abilities. A path specially surfaced for wheelchairs leads from the main car park to the birdhide at the Coombepark inlet, a distance of about 1 mile. The licensed Tea Rooms transform some of the regions finest local produce into mouthwatering regional dishes and offers a wide selection of freshly baked cakes and pastries.
Please see www.swlakestrust.org.uk for further details on the regions other inland water.
There are several function rooms for hire at Roadford which has a wedding licence and is a popular venue for conferencing, corporate entertaining and business meetings.