Stithians Lake

Explore Stithians

Stithians Lake offers a great day out, on and off the water. Create your own pirate adventure, take to the water on a sailing quest or let your children run freely in our pirate-themed play area. Fill your day with fun and adventure, walk our nature path or bring your bike and cycle off-road. It’s a 4.8 mile circular route that runs adjacent to the lake, spot birds from our hide and discover Stithians Dam, everyone loves watching water cascade down this megastructure! Don’t forget to bring the dog, enjoy a day out with your four-legged friend and become our top dog!

There’s plenty of open spaces to let your children play freely. The Northern cut off and Southern arm of the lake is a designated nature reserve providing a great home to an amazing range of wildlife, download our free activity sheets and see what you will discover. Let your children’s imagination run free, find bugs, spot birds or take to the water and enjoy a canoeing adventure. Enjoy tasty treats from our onsite café, Café Nova serves freshly made cake, light lunches and fantastic hot drinks.



Friday:       10:00 - 15:00

Saturday:   10:00 - 15:00

Sunday :    10:00 - 15:00

For bookings outside of these times please call for availability.
Telephone: 01209 862781

Activity Centre:

Closed from Monday 12 December – Monday 16 January 2017.

From Friday 20 January the activity centre will be open:

Friday:       10:00 - 15:00

Saturday:   10:00 - 15:00

Junior Club:
Saturday mornings :The junior sailing and windsurfing club will be running 10:00-12:00 until the 5 December 2015, we will then be taking a break and starting up again on the 16 January 2016. Sessions are £16 or you can pay £45 membership for the season and then its just £10 per session. Suitable for ages 6-16. Please contact us to book as spaces are limited.

Project Windsurf Sunday’s  13:00 – 16:00
The dedicated souls of Project Windsurf will be out on the water every Sunday afternoon from 13:00 – 16:00. Three hours of coaching on a weekly basis has made learning windsurfing fast, fun, and friendly.  The sessions are aimed at anyone who would like to get out windsurfing with like minded people and get some expert tuition along the way. All abilities catered for,however some previous experience is required, if you are unsure of your level please feel free to call us for a chat or drop us a line on Facebook.  For updates on session times and information please follow our Facebook page or call the Outdoor and Active Centre at Stithians Lake. Visit our club page for pricing.
Set Sail Sunday:
Want to get into sailing? Once again the popular Set Sail Sunday Club will begin in the spring of 2016. The club is open to all existing members and anyone else who would like to improve on their sailing skills. The Set Sail Sunday Club does require all participants to have some basic sailing training but if you are a complete beginner then we can offer a taster session before you join the club. Taster sessions are a great way for you to get an insight into the sport and learn from our fully qualified RYA (royal yachting association) trained instructors in a 2 hour session.

Adult Courses
Sailing and Windsurfing Courses from £135 per person
These courses are the perfect way to kick start your sport.  Cornwall is surrounded by coastline and what better way to enjoy it than on the water?  Why not learn a new skill so you can enjoy the stunning location whilst afloat in 2015!

Junior Courses 

  • 2 hour Taster Sessions in Sailing, Windsurfing and Kayaking from £36 per person
  • Kids Summer Activities from Junior Club, Wet n’Active Days to Outdoor + Active Weeks.
  • Schools and Groups sessions in Sailing, Windsurfing Kayaking and Rafting.

Annual Launch Membership : Perfect for committed sailors and windsurfers with their own kit and nowhere to store it.

Hire & Launch : Visit Stithians Lake and benefit from fantastic range of modern kit for you to enjoy the lake with.

Schools and Groups : We are fully equiped and experienced for school and group sessions all year round; from multi activity days to team building seasons.

Stithians Outdoor + Active Centre, Stithians Lake, Menherion, Redruth, Cornwall. TR16 6NW

Tel: 01209 860301

Click here to keep up to date with the Farson Digital Live Stream of Stithians Lake.

Real time videos are a fantastic addition to our lakes for water sports enthusiasts. Keep up to date with the weather and check conditions before your visit.

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Come and try an activity:

Experience a great day out with the whole family, visit Stithians and explore the lake by kayak, boat or board. Try something new, get the whole family involved and go on a canoe adventure or experience a sailing quest suitable for beginners.

We offer hire, courses and launch for sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, SUP (stand up paddle boarding) and more. You can take part in single sport activity, join a club or sign up for a course.

Planning a visit to Cornwall on holiday? Stay at Stithians Lake and pack your holiday with a range of family friendly outdoor activities. Enjoy a breakaway under canvas, pitch up your tent adjacent to the lake, toast marshmallows and enjoy a family fun holiday like no other. Take a day trip out of Stithians and explore what Cornwall has to offer. Stithians is located near Truro and Falmouth.


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Stithians Lake was built in 1965, it Cornish translation is Lidn Seynt Stedyan. The Northern cut off and southern arm of Stithians Lake is a designated nature reserve. The lake is a popular bird watching site in the South West, an impressive list of common birds include, Buzzards, Kestrels, Coots, Ravens and Little and Great Crested Grebes and Mallards.

Did you know, Stithians Lake is managed by the charity, South West Lakes Trust.