An Exciting 2020 for Siblyback Lake


South West Lakes Trust are pleased to confirm the launch of a new operating model for Siblyback Lake.

Watersports facilities will be returning to the site as a “pay and play” offer, with equipment hire available between 24 May and 6 September inclusive. This will include stand up paddleboards, kayaks (single and double), canoes and rowing boats. Siblyback will continue to be a great place to get out on the water during the summer.

Members will be able to take to the water and visitors can launch their own equipment whilst the summer pay and play offer is open. We will continue to provide instructor-led sessions at Stithians Lake near Redruth and Roadford Lake near Launceston.

Camping will also be returning to the site, with both grass and hard standing pitches available between 18 May and 6 September inclusive. Surrounded by the striking backdrop of Bodmin Moor, Siblyback provides the perfect location for your next camping adventure. It is also a fantastic spot to engage with nature and the outdoors in its greatest form, by stargazing. 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.

2020 is set to be a great year for Siblyback with another welcomed addition to the site, “The Boathouse Café”. From mid-April local business, Olive & Co, will be re-styling and re-launching the onsite café as ‘The Boathouse’ with bigger plans in the coming year. Follow their Facebook page for further information and regular updates – @siblybackboathouse

Neil Reeves, Head of Countryside and Recreation for South West Lakes Trust, said “We have looked back at seasonal trends at Siblyback and balanced demand with supply. To run a sustainable operation we will be rationalising opening times of the camping and pay and play equipment hire. Members and local clubs will be able to use the lake all year round. High quality events that focus on the environment and the wider work of South West Lakes will also be an integral part of the offer going forward. We are hoping that the new model, which will officially be launched at Siblyback’s Open Day on 24 May, will make the lake secure for many years to come.”

For more information email or call 01566 771930.

Click here to find out everything you need to know about Siblyback Lake in 2020.

Replies for “An Exciting 2020 for Siblyback Lake”

  • Tara Marchant

    This is great news. All the very best. I live in St Cleer and always come out with the dog, bikes and children. We would love to bring my paddleboard out for a paddle with my older ones too. The cafe has been missed and will very much be a delight after our usual walk around Sibly. Thanks and all the very best!! We love the nature. We did build a big den which stayed for quite a while When I was childminding. Understandably it needed to come down after having been admired by many. The children loved it!! Possibly a more permanent fixture would be good for them but understandably H&S which needs monitoring. Possibly a hut-like den!! Amazing ideas though thanks so much. I have fond memories of Sibly in the bog and wooden walkways years ago and the old walkway still visible. It is so much more accessible now which is great and for my parents in their 70’s but what fab memories of the excitement of surviving the all round trip years ago!!
    My favourite place of all time. Thankyou for keeping it beautiful!! 💖

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