GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Roadford Lake

9 miles (15 km)

This beautiful 730 acre lake and country park in Dartmoor is perfect for a waterside cycle or walk. The route starts at the car park by the lakeside cafe and then takes you around the lake on quiet country lanes.
There are also two way-marked cycle trails starting near the cafe/visitor centre. The green trail is an easy ride through the woodland and as ideal for families. The blue trail is more adventurous and will suit anyone looking for a fun off road trail.
For walkers there are 5 way-marked trails taking you to the cob shelter, bird hide and Jubilee Sundial. Look out for a wide variety of wildlife in the woodland and on the lake.

Roadford Lake OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Roadford Lake Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Two Castles Trail can be picked up a couple of miles south of the lake. This waymarked trail is a great way of exploring the countryside around Launceston and Lydford.
Head north and there's lots of trails to follow around Cookworthy Forest near Holsworthy. Just beyond the town there's more waterside walking around the lovely Tamar Lakes.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Car park, Roadford Reservoir - - 248109

Car park, Roadford Reservoir. Picnic tables at the oval-shaped car park on the east side of the lake, which can be glimpsed on the right.

Roadford Reservoir - - 248659

The reservoir seen from the bridge across the River Wolf as it enters the lake. On the left is the "island", and to this side of it are the remains of a submerged field boundary. The reservoir level was at 50% when this was taken

Roadford Reservoir from bird hide - - 247245

Roadford Reservoir from bird hide. A view down the lake from the bird hide near Southweek. The low level of water is emphasised by the fact that the promontory on the right should be a small island. On the far side, beyond the Toft peninsula, are fields at Grinacombe.

Roadford Lake Visitors' Centre - - 425840

Roadford Lake Visitors' Centre. This cafe overlooking the reservoir has recently been extended to provide additional space for an interpretation centre and a conference room.


GPS Files

GPX File

Roadford Lake.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Roadford Lake.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)