Activities and Camping

Great days out with South West Lakes Trust

We have five Activity Centres across the region, where you can hire watersports equipment, launch your own craft or learn something new with our friendly and qualified instructors:

Extend your stay and camp at Roadford Campsite, Siblyback Campsite, Stithians Campsite, Tamar Campsite or Wimbleball Campsite.

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! 

Download our Camping and Activities Terms and Conditions. 

For Activity Centre opening times please click here

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

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 are plenty of things for the whole family to do, pack your holiday with new experiences and explore the lake by foot or bike. Enjoy a great night’s stay under canvas and enjoy an outdoor camping holiday in the South West packed with adventure.

There are 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. Hire our watersports equipment or launch your own when the Activity Centre is open (usually May to September). 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, and a lakeside café, Olive & Co.

There’s a choice of electric and non-electric pitches for tents and small motorhomes - no towable caravans due to narrow access.

  • 7 hard standing pitches (4 electric)
  • 8 grass pitches (6 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 serves 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 Trust. 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.


2024 Season Dates

2024 low season:  2024 high season:

26 April - 23 May             

3 June - 30 June             

4 September - 30 September

24 May - 2 June 

1 July - 3 September 

Price (includes 2 adults)

Price (includes 2 adults)

Grass £21.00

Grass with electric £28.50

Hardstanding £21.00

Hardstanding with electric £30.00

Grass £26.00

Grass with electric £33.50

Hardstanding £26.00

Hardstanding with electric £34.00

Price includes two adults and one car per pitch – additional cars to be parked in the car park.


  • Extra adult - £7.00 per person / per night
  • Extra child - £3.00 per person / per night
  • Dogs free
  • Babies up to 24 months free


  • Fires and BBQs are allowed but must be kept off the ground
  • Noise levels need to be quiet from 22:00 and silent by 23:00
  • No swimming, dogs are welcome but must be kept on leads


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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 — 5.0 miles
Liskeard: Barras Street Coach Stop — 4.7 miles
East Taphouse (Cornwall): Bus Stop — 6.4 miles
Train stations:
Coombe Junction Halt (Rail Station) — 5.8 miles
Liskeard Rail Station — 5.3 miles
St Keyne Wishing Well Halt (Rail Station) — 7.2 miles
Ferry ports:
Bodinnick Ferry Landing — 21.0 miles
Fowey Custom House Quay Ferry Landing — 21.0 miles
Fowey Town Quay Ferry Landing — 21.4 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 28.9 miles