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- Cost: Entry fees required for some attractions
Head to the Watersports and Angling Centre in the scenic Siblyback Lake, situated on Bodmin Moor, near Liskeard is a great day out for all the family with a variety of activities on offer.
Ideal for the watersports enthusiast and family groups alike, with windsurfing, sailing, rowing and kayaking - you can launch your own craft or hire from the centre. If you prefer to stay on land, there are beautiful walks and a children’s play area, as well as a café serving light meals and cakes. Anglers are well catered for with boat and bank fishing facilities at one of our Premier rainbow trout fisheries.
Enjoy a light meal in the on-site tea room (open Easter-end of September) and then follow the new cycle path around Siblyback Lake. More information on this path can be found at http://www.swlakestrust.org.uk
Travelling to Caradon
By car, turn off the A38 at Liskeard and follow the St Cleer road up onto the moors. From the A30, turn off at South Petherwin.
Bus route 574 connects Liskeard to St Cleer and Minions. Minibuses can be booked at the Tourist Office in Liskeard. See www.cornwallpublictransport.info for the latest info.
Keep to the Bodmin Moor Code of Conduct for visitors, which is displayed in the car parks
Please keep dogs on a lead where sheep, cattle or ponies are grazing, and at all times between 1 March & 31 July
There is ample parking in Minions, by the Minions Heritage Centre. There is a car park south of Minions, near the Hurlers
There are public toilets in Minions
Eating & drinking
The Inn on the Hill at Pensilva is a great spot for a lovely meal with stunning views. The Hurlers’ Halt and the Post Office serve good cream teas in an atmospheric setting, and the Manor House Country Inn and Restaurant at Rilla Mill is a quality modern eatery in a restored country inn
The Cheesewring is a famous stack of giant, flat boulders balanced in a striking setting high up on the moors. Close by, The Hurlers is a line of three giant stone circles, said to be Cornish men turned to stone by St Cleer for playing a game of hurling on a Sunday when they should have been at church. For a local picnic provider, try www.prettyperfectpicnics.co.uk or http://www.purelycornish.co.uk/