Colliford Lake Park Campsite is nestled amidst the rugged beauty of Bodmin Moor, which extends to almost 200 square kilometres. The Moor is the most South Westerly Upland Area in Britain. It is Internationally important for its rich and varied wildlife; it is home to a plethora of plants and some rare and protected species such as otters, Marsh Fritillary butterflies, bats and song birds such as the Stonechat and Wheatear. It is also the only place in the world where a rare moss, the Cornish Path Moss, grows.
The Campsite itself extends to 20+ acres of secluded Moorland and all of the tent only unmarked pitches have stunning views across Colliford Lake. Its unique location is ideal for those seeking to immerse themselves in nature as it is a wildlife haven that provides campers with a genuine experience of ‘Wild Camping’ at its very best.
Campfires and BBQ’s are actively encouraged in the evening because everyone knows that they are an essential element of any good back to basics camping holiday. The Campsite has all the facilities that you would expect to find on a modern Campsite but they are discretely tucked away out of sight. It also has the added benefit of its own private access to the Lake, which is Cornwall’s premier brown trout fishery, so it is the perfect base for fishing enthusiasts. The Campsite has an extremely sociable feel and a simple, leave-you-to-it ethos. The staff are always on hand in case of cleanliness issues, equipment failures, breakages and any kind of emergency. Off-site there are many local opportunities for walking, cycling, riding, and wildlife watching or just relaxing for those just seeking a tranquil break from their usually hectic lives.
Bodmin Moor is also an Internationally renowned designated ‘Dark Sky’ Landscape because of the lack of light pollution which provides dramatic night skies when conditions allow. The Campsite is located in the heart of the Moor so it is the perfect location for both novice and experienced astronomers to enjoy their exploration of things beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. If you are keen to learn more about Astronomy we can put you in touch with an expert adviser on this subject and also a supplier of telescopes to suit all skill levels.
Positioned on the northwest edge of Colliford Lake, the Campsite is centrally located between the North and South Cornish coasts, with the popular coastal resorts of Looe in the South and Padstow in the North a pleasant 40 minute drive away. Although the campsite offers all the benefits of a remote location it is only a few minutes from the A30 dual carriageway which connects the majority of major towns in Cornwall. Bodmin, the nearest town is an easy 15 minute drive and has several major supermarkets. The city of Truro and the major towns of Newquay and St Austell are all within 40 minutes of the Campsite. For our adventurous guests the Campsites central location makes it easier to discover more of Cornwall, with over 200 things to see and do within a 45 minute journey time. We have carefully reviewed our intimate knowledge of our surrounding area and, based on our personal experience of them, have selected a wide variety of Local Tourist Attractions and Special Interest Activities which we are more than happy to recommend.
The Campsite facilities include separate male and female toilets and showers with plenty of hot water. There is also a large communal building containing a kitchen area, which has a sink, fridge freezer, kettle, toaster, microwave and laundry equipment . There is also a large dining area with a TV. Outside of this building there is a huge gas BBQ, which can easily cater for 20+ people at a time, and picnic tables so that our guests can get together and make new friends if they wish to.