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Colliford Lake

OS grid reference SX179730

Colliford LakeColliford Lake on Bodmin Moor is actually a reservoir, covering nine hundred acres, it is situated to the south of the famous Jamaica Inn, the famous smugglers haunt immortalised by Daphne du Maurier in the moorland village of Bolventor.

Mysterious Dozmary Pool outfalls into the lake and the lake's own outfall forms one of the tributaries of the River Fowey.

Colliford is a tranquil and scenic reservoir which provides the visitor with some excellent moorland walks. The lake is provided with ample parking and picnic areas. There are three way marked walks taking in the surrounding moorland, while the Nature Reserve is an important site for birdlife including over-wintering wildfowl.

Coliford LakeThe lake offers traditional fly-fishing for natural brown trout and is regarded as Cornwall’s premier brown trout fishery. Permits are available from the nearby Jamaica Inn.

Colliford Lake Park, the first Moorland Park in Cornwall, is ideal for children. The park is a farm based attraction set withiin eight acres of woodland and offers an old Cornish long house, a dropslide complex, 125ft zip wire, electric cars, pedlos and much more.

Enjoy 30,000 square feet of indoor play & picnic area themed slides, large ball pool, assault course, interactive games, various bird aviaries and rare breeds, a craft shop, cafe and arts bar. Open from 1030a.m. daily, changing to winter hours from 25th October.

Colliford Lake is managed by the South West Lakes Trust, an environmental and recreational charity which manages fifty inland water sites in Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset.

Easy access from the A30.

Image 2 copyright T. J. Wright

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