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Colliford Lake

Age group: 8+

Location: MID Cornwall


Contact: nr Bodmin, PL14 6PL

TEL: 01208 821469


Colliford Lake is a reservoir located near the centre of Bodmin Moor about a mile from Bolventor. It is managed by the South West Lakes Trust.


Located south of Jamaica Inn, the famous smugglers haunt immortalised by Daphne du Maurier, Colliford is a tranquil lake providing some excellent moorland walks.


Leisure facilities are also available on site include angling, as well as a 50-acre adventure and nature park, Colliford Lake Park, which features trails and footpaths, play areas, wetlands, picnic areas and a cafe. Bodmin Moor Wildlife Park is also situated here.


The lake offers traditional fly fishing for natural brown trout and is regarded by some as Cornwall's premier brown trout fishery.


Close by is Dozmary Pool, which is claimed to be the home of the Lady of the Lake. According to the legend, it is here that King Arthur rowed out to the Lady of the Lake and received the sword Excalibur.


Other than the introduction of modern facilities of course, the area of Bodmin Moor has a timeless quality about it. The landscape has barely changed over the centuries and although often described as bleak, the moor can offer sanctuary from the stresses and strains of modern life. It's a great place to 'blow away the cobwebs'.



For more information on Bodmin Moor including visitor attractions & maps  - click here

Liskeard 9 miles, Bodmin 13 miles, Camelford 17 miles, Launceston 18 miles