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Lakes & Facilities Stithians Lake

Stithians Lake, Near Redruth, Cornwall
TR16 6NW
map ref: LR203 710370

The Outdoor + Active Centre offers unrivaled watersports facilities in the unique surroundings of Stithians Lake.

With sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, SUP and canoeing activities available, the centre provides modern and well-equipped facilities both on and off the water. Tuition, launch and equipment hire are offered and further details of all the facilities at this lake can be found on our Outdoor + Active page.

In addition to the Outdoor + Active centre there is also a children's play area overlooking the lake, a trim trail for those who enjoy land based fitness, and a  cycle way leading to the dam.  We are pleased to have the guys from Explorer Cycle Hire based on site to cater for all your cycling needs.  With over five and a half miles of bank, walkers and bird watchers will enjoy the peaceful surroundings and bird hides.

As if all this was not enough we have the fantastic Cafe Nova based within the Outdoor + Active centre, a great place to grab a coffee and some of Hayley's famous cake's or some of the other delights on offer. Sit back and enjoy the fantastic views of the lake.

Fly fishing for trout is well catered for with season and day permits and boat hire available from the centre.

An campsite is located near to the centre and is ideal for those wishing to spend a weekend on the water. Electric hook ups and washing up facilities are available.


For further information

Telephone: 01209 860301



Public Transport: The nearest railway stations to Stithians Lake are Redruth (3.4 miles),  on the Penzance - London mainlineand Penryn (4.6 miles), which is a on a branch line from Truro to Falmouth Docks

There are a number of bus services which run within a few miles of the lake. The First Cornwall No. 42 Camborne to Falmouth stops at Penmarth (1.2 miles) and Stithians village (2.2 miles). The First Cornwall No. 82a Truro to Helston stops at Stithians village. Timetables are available on

National Cycle Route 3, the Mineral Tramways, runs through Redruth, contact Explorer Cycles for more information and to hire bikes.

  • bird watching
  • camping
  • canoeing
  • cycle paths
  • disabled access
  • ice cream
  • pay display parking
  • play area
  • rowing
  • sailing
  • tea room
  • toilets
  • trout fishing
  • windsurfing
  • woodland walk footpath

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