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Old 09 October 2014, 13:42   #1
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Lakes in Devon

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Does anyone know of any lakes where i can take my boat in Devon?

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Old 09 October 2014, 19:05   #2
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Why bother?...Inside Plymouth Breakwater is usually pretty calm,and would be a lot more fun...
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Absolutely, but rather than Plymouth head for the a River Dart. It's perfect for mucking about in little boats and on your doorstep.

It's tidal, but nothing particularly scary. For a first trip try launching at Dittisham a couple of hours before high water and go up to Stoke Gabriel for ice creams.
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Hi,

Done the Dart from Totnes to Dartmouth several times and getting a bit bored of it. Where is good to launch from for Plymouth Sound?, preferably free.....
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Done the Dart from Totnes to Dartmouth several times and getting a bit bored of it. Where is good to launch from for Plymouth Sound?, preferably free.....
Mountbatten should suit ..,couple of Public slips there...all states.
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What about parking for a large van?
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There's road parking and plenty of car parks I think.

How about Roadford Lake? Run by South West Lakes Trust. Not sure about Rib launching though. Not particularly interesting though...

What about Exe Estuary? Launching into what they call the Duck Pond at the Marina end...
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There's road parking and plenty of car parks I think.

How about Roadford Lake? Run by South West Lakes Trust. Not sure about Rib launching though. Not particularly interesting though...

What about Exe Estuary? Launching into what they call the Duck Pond at the Marina end...
You won't get into Roadford - Appledore is fun and as others have said loads of Plymouth options.
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You won't get into Roadford - Appledore is fun and as others have said loads of Plymouth options.
You have about 4 hours of usable water if you launch at appledore, the slipway charges in summer but not in winter, or you could launch from the public slipway in Bideford for free and park there (behind Victoria Park). Not so much time between tides there though. In the summer we are planning on launching at Bideford and weather permitting going over the bar and up the coast to Clovelly.

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