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Siblyback Lake Campsite

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General

  • With kayaking, canoeing, high ropes, trout fishing, cycling and more
  • Short drive to Liskeard and to the smugglers' site of Jamaica Inn
  • Free hot showers, toilets, play area and on-site café

Bordered by the tors and moors of Bodmin, this roomy lakeside campsite at Siblyback Lake Country Park has a good range of water and land-based activities for all ages and abilities.

Visitors can hire out sailboards, rowing boats, kayaks and sailing dinghies (or bring their own), and there are friendly instructors on site for tuition, if needed. The site also has windsurfing kit and sailing dinghies for hire for the experienced, and you can also launch your own craft at a small cost (please note you'll need insurance).

For two-wheelers, a pretty three-mile cycle path snakes around the lake to make the best of the spectacular views, and is also fully accessible to wheelchair users. There's also a high ropes course for kids (open at set session times), along with two play areas for toddlers and older children.

The peaceful lake by Siblyback Lake Campsite offers excellent walking and birdwatching, and is renowned among fly fisherfolk thanks to its teeming trout. It’s a Trout Master fishery, which means that if you catch a whopper it’ll be entered into the eponymous nationwide competition; see if you can beat Siblyback’s current record of a 10lb 8oz rainbow trout. Even if you don’t net the big one, you should still manage a decent catch: recent years have seen rod averages of three fish per angler. Fishing permits (available on site; fly fishing only) are required for everyone over 12 years of age.

Also on site is a lakeside café serving snacks, light meals and the understandably ubiquitous Cornish cream tea.

Please note

Facilities/activities including wakebording, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and SUP tuition, sailing and windsurfing kit hire, kayak hire are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

No swimming or bathing in the lake. Watersports and other activity prices fluctuate depending on activities and experience/number of participants. For more information please check terms and conditions in the 'Policies' tab.


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7.8

Overall rating based on 46 reviews

 

80% would recommend this site to a friend.

74% would stay here again.

 

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Excellent but never saw anyone attached to the site 20/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom ian_b147145 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Clean great shower room, nicely heated.

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Beautiful location with clean facilities and lots to do 17/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom natasha_d138386 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site is in a beautiful location, there is lots to do, its very peaceful, clean facilities.

    Disliked: 

    When we arrived there were no staff and the access codes provided didn't work so we couldn't use the facilities until the next morning. Road leading to the site is very narrow

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Good value for money. 10/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Peter S. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Views and facilities on site. Good range of activities available.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Gorgeous site with good facilities. Pitches were nice and flat. 03/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Keri L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The amazing view! Lovely walks and being able to watch all the water sports on the lake!

    Disliked: 

    The showers weren't very private and they were used by everyone doing activities on the lake, not just campers.

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Poorly managed and poorly arranged activities 02/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Clare W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The lake was set in nice surroundings

    Disliked: 

    Poor attitude of staff- it appears to be run by clueless teenagers.
    Cafe is managed badly and not open as advertised.
    Limited watersports are ran during the week, so a week of camping is pointless as many activities cannot be done. This is not advised when booking the stay.
    Playpark has broken/missing swings.

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Awesome site with stunning views. the team there are all 5*** 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom tristan_d Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The location is fabulous and the views are stunning. Jess was very helpful and helped us organise ourselves on the over flow as our tent was a bit to big for the pitch. can't fault any of the staff. toilets are clean and tidy all the time and the disabled showered helped at bath time for our 4 year old.

    Disliked: 

    The play are is a bit tired with many items missing. perhaps a large play area with a lean to roof would help on wet days. both that we had that problem. Will be returning for another weekend away.

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Lovely family friendly any age site all accessible out standing views 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katie B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Access
    Showers
    Views
    Water sports
    Cafe
    All ages family friendly

    Disliked: 

    Hills

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The view. 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Catherine K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The view.

    Disliked: 

    The approach to the site, so called major road and side road to it. Far too narrow and very few passing places.
    Poor communal showers.
    Swarms of flies couldn't open any windows or doors ( this is more of a nature problem)
    Cost of use of activities and restrictions on using your own.

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Good basic site with clean facilities 22/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Laura G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Toilet facilities were good and clean with lovely hot shower.

    Disliked: 

    Cafe on site npt open til late and closes at 6 othwr than on friday. Would have like to go to the cafe early morning.

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Perfect 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Wladek S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass trailer tent or tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Fantastic beautiful location

    Disliked: 

    Nothing I could think of…

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Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

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Amenities on site

Bath available

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Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

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Public telephone

Shower available

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Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Siblyback Lake, Common Moor Liskeard, Cornwall, England, PL14 6ER
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.5112°N 4.4890°W

Nearest transport

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

Directions


From the A30 take the Bolventor junction, from Jamaica Inn follow the road signs to Siblyback Lake.

From the A38 west of Liskeard at Twelvewoods roundabout take the Dobwalls exit. Follow the signs from Dobwalls.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The Lux Park Leisure Centre close to Siblyback has a good pool and runs a range of exercise classes.

Atmospheric Bodmin is the highest and most sparsely populated area of Cornwall, a land of myth and mystery. Close to Siblyback are Dozmary Pool, alleged to be the final resting place of King Arthur’s Excalibur, and the moody Hurlers, three stone circles reputedly formed when a group of men who dared to play games on the Sabbath Day were turned to stone.

You’ll find the highest pub in Cornwall in the neighbouring village of Minions. Also worth a look is Cheesewring, an improbably precarious tower of balancing rock said to have been created by warring giants and saints.

If you’re interested in the more recent history of the area, visit the China Clay Heritage Centre at Wheal Martyn for an insight into what was once one of Cornwall’s biggest industries.

Other potential trips include a tour of the global greenery under the massive domes of the Eden Project, which lays on special activities for kids in the summer holidays, including circus skills, den building and water play.

The seaside resort of Looe, which is actually two towns in one, linked by a bridge over an inlet where you can watch the fishing boats bring in their catch; and the fishing village of Polperro, where cars are banned from the narrow streets, although you can catch a horse drawn carriage to reach the pretty harbour.

As well as the many great beaches nearby, children will enjoy a day at Crealy Adventure Park meeting the animals, scrambling around the play areas, and being spun around and splashed about on the exciting rides.

Must see

  • Eden Project (15.6 miles)
  • Tintagel Castle (16.2 miles)
  • National Marine Aquarium (18.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Lawrence House (10.4 miles)
  • Cotehele Mill (11.6 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.

Siblyback Lake Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Siblyback Lake Campsite will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Facilities/activities including wakebording, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and SUP tuition, sailing and windsurfing kit hire, kayak hire are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

General
Engines/motors/jet skis (on lake) are not permitted.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11pm and 7am.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Reception
Reception is open from 9am to 5pm between 01/07 and 13/09.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11pm and 7am.

Additional terms

Boat masts must not be erected within the campsite, due to overhead electric cables.

Please wait 48hrs before disposing of barbecues to ensure no fire hazard.

After 11pm cars must be parked in the main car park.

Sailing boats, rowing boats, kayaks/canoes or windsurf boards only (on lake).

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