Colliford is Cornwall’s largest inland water, with a vast surface area of 900 acres – that’s about 682 football pitches! Located just off the A30, the lake is a couple of miles south of Jamaica Inn, the famous smugglers’ haunt immortalised by Daphne du Maurier.

Colliford - Exploring the beast of Bodmin Moor

With ample car parking, well-appointed picnic areas and lakeside walks, Colliford is the perfect location to enjoy the peace of the countryside. Three way-marked walks offer beautiful views of neighbouring moorland. Explore Bodmin Moor to your heart’s content, and bring along lunch to refuel outdoors, engaging with all nature has to offer.

Wildlife at Colliford Lake 

The Nature Reserve is an important site for birdlife. In winter, you might spot pochard, wigeon, goldeneye, golden plover, lapwing and snipe.

Fishing at Colliford Lake

Traditional fly-fishing for natural brown trout is available at Colliford. The lake is regarded as Cornwall’s premier brown trout fishery. Find out more here.

Nearby is Dozmary Pool, whose outflow runs into Colliford Lake. According to legend, this is where King Arthur rowed out to the Lady of the Lake and received the sword Excalibur.

Address: Colliford Lake, St Neot, near Liskeard, PL14 6PZ