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. It's your outdoors - come and explore.

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.

Please note: unprecedented numbers of people are visiting our activity centres this summer. To avoid disappointment, you must pre-book your session online prior to arriving at the lakes. 


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. 

#ItsYourOutdoors - come and explore! 

free showers | onsite watersports | play area | off-road cycling and walking trails | café | dog friendly

Available 2 May - 4 October 

Experience a camping adventure in the beautiful Cornish countryside, surrounded by the superb tors of Bodmin Moor. Siblyback offers a unique family friendly camping holiday in Cornwall where you can pitch up next to the lake. There’s plenty of things for the whole family to do, pack your holiday with new experiences and explore the lake by foot, bike or canoe. Enjoy a great night’s stay under canvas and enjoy an outdoor camping holiday in the South West packed with adventure.

There’s plenty of large and open spaces to set up picnics and let your children play freely. Discover all of the great things to do at Siblyback, venture our nature trail, build dens or toast marshmallows whilst stargazing at night. It's your outdoors - come and explore! 

Bodmin Moor was designated as an International Dark Sky Landscape in July 2017 which means stunning views are awaiting you when you look up at the night sky.

   

Download our campsite map here

The Campsite 

Our small Cornish campsite benefits from modern showers and changing rooms, toilets, washing up facilities, a parent and baby wash area, waste disposal and recycling facilities, a children's play area, disabled facilities, onsite watersports and a lakeside café, Olive & Co.

There’s a choice of electric and non-electric pitches for tents and motorhomes.

Pitches: 8 (4 with electric)
Hard Standings: 4 (with electric)
Distance from showers (paces): 110

Departures: 11:00
Arrivals: 14:00

Please note that the access to Siblyback Lake and the campsite itself is unsuitable for towed caravans, we accept motorhomes no larger than 20ft.

Olive & Co Cafe 

During your camping break at Siblyback why not treat yourself to something delicious from the onsite cafe? Olive & Co serve delicious home-made food and gourmet tea and coffee in beautiful surroundings. Food is made by hand in their kitchen and as locally sourced as possible, while their coffee comes from small independent roasters using fairtrade coffee beans. Tuck into something tasty whilst the little ones run loose in the play area. You won't be disappointed! Click here for opening times.

The Local Area 

Enjoy a day trip out and discover Bodmin Moor, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), dominated by dramatic granite tors and steeped in Cornish history.

A must do on your visit to Bodmin Moor, is Dozmary Pool. According to legend, King Arthur rowed out to the Lady of the Lake and received the sword Excalibur here. The outflow from Dozmary runs into Colliford Lake, another lake managed by South West Lakes. Take a short drive from Colliford to Cornwall’s most famous smugglers inn – ‘Jamaica Inn’.

Under one hour’s drive are Fowey and the popular Cornish seaside resort of Newquay. Alternatively, visit the small coastal town of Looe which is only a 25 minute trip from the campsite. Stock up on food and drink, within easy reach of Siblyback Lake are the local towns of Liskeard and Bodmin.

   

Prices and Season Dates 

2021 Low Season:  £17 per tent per night
(2 adults)
2021 High Season:  £19 per tent per night
(2 adults)

02/05/2021 - 27/05/2021
08/06/2021 - 30/06/2021
07/09/2021 - 04/10/2021

28/05/2021 - 07/06/2021
1/07/2021 - 06/09/2021

Extras:

  • Grass pitch electrical hook up - £5.00 / per night 
  • Hard standing - £7.00 / per night
  • Extra adult - £5.00 per per / per night 
  • Extra child - £2.00 per per / per night 
  • Dogs free
  • Babies up to 24 months free

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Directions

For further information call 01579 346522 // [email protected]

Siblyback Lake near Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 6ER

Directions: Take the Bolventor junction off the A30 and follow the brown signs or from the A38 follow the signs from Twelvewoods roundabout at Dobwalls.

Coach stations:
Dobwalls (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 3.9 miles
Liskeard: Barras Street Coach Stop — 4.0 miles
East Taphouse (Cornwall): Bus Stop — 5.6 miles
Train stations:
Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station) — 4.5 miles
Liskeard Rail Station — 4.5 miles
St Keyne Wishing Well Halt (Rail Station) — 6.2 miles
Ferry ports:
Bodinnick Ferry Landing — 13.4 miles
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 13.4 miles
Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing — 13.8 miles
Airports:
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 23.2 miles