One of South West Lakes Trust main aims is to provide access to the lakes for all abilities.
The Trust has a wide range of facilities from accessible cycle path and fishing platforms to sailability and wheelyboats. Disabled toilets are standard across our sites and you can find swings for wheelchair users at some of our playgrounds.
Upper Tamar Circular Path
A brand new path around the entire lake enables wheelchair users
Together with 1 South West, the South West Lakes Trust have worked hard to achieve a level path around the entire lake. It is now possible for anyone on wheelchairs or mobility scooters to comfortably enjoy the stunning views and wildlife around the lake. A map with the walk highlighted is printed inside the leaflet for Tamar Lakes, which can be downloaded by clicking on the button to the right.
From the upper car park. Moderate. Circular - nice family path of 2.8m / 4.5km
Siblyback Circular Path
The new circular path at Siblyback Lake enables wheelchair access around the entire lake. There's also a wealth of wildlife to watch and discover, with a bird hide for observation.
A map with the walk highlighted is printed inside the leaflet for Siblyback, which can be downloaded by clicking on the button to the right.
Please note: Dogs must be kept on leads and out of the water as the lake is a drinking water supply.
Start from the main car park at the Outdoor + Active Centre. Moderate. Great circular path. 3.5m / 5.6km.
New! Disabled Tramper at Siblyback
Generously donated to the South West Lakes Trust by the Countryside Mobility Scheme, the tramper offers the opportunity for people with limited mobility to enjoy the new path around the lake at a very low cost. Please call Siblyback Reception to arrange training on the Tramper - 01579 346 522. Price: £4 for 2 hours
New disabled Tramper at Wimbleball
Generously supplied by the Countryside Mobility Scheme, the tramper offers the opportunity for people with limited ability to enjoy paths both to the dam and to Bessom Bridge at a very low cost. Please call Wimbleball Reception to arrange training on the Tramper - 01398 371460.
Wistlandpound has been designed with total access for all, with trails, toilets, bird hides, gates, parking and the Discover Wistlandpound Centre being fully accessible for wheelchair users and those with pushchairs.
All interpretation facilities around the trails and the Discover Wistlandpound Centre are designed to stimulate the senses giving people of all ages and abilities the chance to enjoy Wistlandpound.
The Discovery Trail is a 2.5km (1.5 miles) loop and is a fully surfaced path.
This walk will take you along the edges of the lake and through the conifer forest and gives everybody the chance to learn something new about the interesting history and wildlife of Wistlandpound by exploring the sensory displays that are found along the route.
You can even stop by to discover the birds of Wistlandpound at our fully accessible bird hide and take-in the scenery while having a rest on the benches, picnic tables and resting platforms found along the route.
In conjunction with the Wheelyboat Trust our Outdoor + Active Centres have wheelyboats available for hire on the lake. The boat is ideal for less able groups, including wheelchair users, to go on the water. To drive the wheelyboat you must be trained which can be done at the lakes - there are no costs for training except for hire of the boat. Hire £30 half day or £45 full day. For hire please contact the centres:
Outdoor + Active Roadford 01409 211507
Outdoor + Active Siblyback 01579 346522
Outdoor + Active Stithians 01209 860301
Outdoor + Active Tamar 01288 321712
Outdoor + Active Wimbleball 01398 371460
Outdoor + Active Sitithians offers sessions for people with disabilities on Sundays from 15th May to 2 October at 11.30 to 12.30. Please enquire at the centre for further details.
Kennick Reservoir has a new pontoon to improve access to the boats and a Wheelyboat with an accessible ramp. Accessible fishing platforms are available at Kennick, Porth and Tamar Lakes.
Wheelchair accessible swing at the playground of Lakeside, Roadford Lake