Siblyback Lake Circular Walk near Bodmin, Cornwall

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A couple of weekends ago Nathan and I wanted to get some fresh air and go for a walk. We weren’t sure where to go and so Nathan’s Dad suggested Siblyback Lake. He told us it wasn’t far and we could take a circular walk around the lake.

So we parked up at Siblyback Lake and paid to park. The lake is owned by South West Lakes and isn’t far from the Cornish town of Bodmin.

The lake was built in the late 1960’s and you can walk around the 3-mile route surrounding the lake. We enjoyed the flat walk and stopped to say hello to the ponies in a nearby field. We also stopped to admire the huge tall trees in the more wooded area of the walk. There’s something beautiful about looking up through tall trees to a sunny blue sky.

The walk also takes you across the dam where you can look down and see the water rushing down the other side. Nathan wasn’t so much of a fan of looking over the edge!

After our walk, we stopped off at the Rock Hopper Cafe and treated ourselves to an ice cream cone each. As usual, I chose the better flavour and so Nathan ate his then tried to nick mine!

I think Siblyback Lake is a nice place for an easy and relaxing walk. There were lots of families and people cycling round it too which looked like fun.

Where’s your favourite place to go for a Sunday stroll? Let me know in the comments below!



63 Responses

  1. Oh those ponies are do cute! We love going for nature walks but most here as so much farther to walk. We once spent over 3 hours going on one!

  2. What a beautiful walk! You really captured the scenery and took us on the journey with you. My husband and I LOVE to walk. It’s our favorite family activity. Looks like you guys had a blast strolling too!

  3. It such a nice place to visit and exploring it looks like a great experience I will definitely enjoying walking in this beautiful place like this.

  4. Really nice getaway, relaxing with blue sky, green lawn and beautiful horses. The dam looks stunning too, I would imagine hearing the water flushing down.

  5. This is so beautiful! One of my best friends is in Cornwall and I’d really like to visit someday. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Looks like a fantastic little adventure! I love that ice cream! Nothing like a little treat after a hike!

  7. Cornwall is such a beautiful place. This looks like a really visually gorgeous and peaceful place to visit and explore nature.

  8. Your pictures of Siblyback Lake are gorgeous! I love the clouds in number three. It is quite a scenic walk to with the woods, ponies, and clouds.

  9. Oh how beautiful! I’m jealous! It’s already summer here in South Texas so our Sunday strolls are discontinued until it gets cooler again. I like to walk my son to and from school when it’s cool enough to do so, and we love to walk in our local State Park as well.

    Mama |

  10. This sounds like a great place to spend an afternoon. I love the tall trees and the beautiful flowers and the lake. It looks like such a beautiful place!

  11. What a darling country scene! I love the path, the flowers, the animals, and the water. The location takes me back to stillness in a different time in our history. Looks relaxing and perfect for holiday!

  12. The great outdoors bring a smile to my face. This looks like such a lovely destination! The water and trees make for a beautiful backdrop.

  13. I really enjoyed ALL of your pictures, any angle, any shot. The place just oozes simply natural beauty in and out! I know there are places like this from different countries but I have to say that there’s a certain unique charm from Siblyback Lake that I can’t quite explain.

  14. I would love to travel and visit there one day, it looks like such an incredible place! Especially your closing picture with ice-cream.

  15. I can imagine myself having an awesome time here! I love the serenity and the peacefulness of the place. It’s easy to get lost in your thoughts and stay here all day.

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