Activities and Camping

Great days out with South West Lakes

Explore the great outdoors and have a day filled with fun and adventure! Catch fish, build dens, get on your bike or explore the lakes of the south west by boat or foot.

There are so many things to do at the lakes – discover the joy of simply wandering through woodlands, spotting birds and bugs and playing amongst nature. You can also take to the water and experience an exhilarating adventure as a family.

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Our lakes provide the perfect setting for a great day out in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor. Venture along our trails, encountering nature face to face. Refuel at our onsite cafés with delicious snacks, cakes and hot drinks. Enjoy a wide range of fun things to do – try an activity on or off the water for the very first time, shoot an arrow or swing through the trees, discover paddleboarding or explore our lakes by canoe. Extend your stay and enjoy a night under canvas, create a family holiday packed with new experiences creating lifelong memories.

Holidays like no other 

Keep the whole family entertained with a range of activities on and off the water. Our expertly trained instructors offer superb sessions for you to experience a day out like no other. From canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing to archery and high ropes – there’s plenty of outdoor activities to experience the ultimate day out or holiday with the family in Cornwall, Devon and on Exmoor. 

  • Siblyback Lake was dammed in 1968 and when full has a capacity of 3,185 mega litres.
  • Siblyback Lake has a surface of 140 acres and supplies East Cornwall and beyond.
  • Siblyback Lake is located on Bodmin Moor and is recognised as being one of 12 areas in Cornwall designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  • The Cornish translation for Siblyback Lake is Lidn Keinsibly
  • Bodmin Moor is designated an International Dark Sky Landscape which makes Siblyback the perfect location for a spot of stargazing on a clear night.

Visit Siblyback Lake and discover all of the fun things to do on Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

Bring the whole family and enjoy a day out packed with adventure. There’s plenty of open spaces to let your children play freely, capture their imagination for nature and adventure the lake on our circular off-road cycle and foot path. 

Siblyback Lake offers an excellent day out in Cornwall and there’s plenty of fun and free things to do. Discover a range of wildlife from our hide, build dens, go on a nature hunt or simply relax and enjoy the spectacular views. Spark your children’s imagination for engineering and nature – walk, run, skip or cycle to Siblyback Dam, everyone loves watching water cascade down this megastructure!

Create your own adventure at Siblyback Lake.

Off-road foot and cycle path:

Round Lake Walk and Cycle Trail (5km / 3.2m), approximately 1 hour to complete.