Close cookies panel

We use cookies to give you the best possible online experience.

If you continue, we'll assume you are happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website.

Duloe Manor

Cornwall, England

Siblyback Lake walking and hiking route

Total distance

Hardly one of Cornwall's major visitor attractions, anyone could be forgiven for not knowing about Siblyback Lake, a reservoir of modest size (140 acres) tucked away to the north of Liskeard, on the fringe of Bodmin Moor. Completed in 1967 and designated as a water park, the lake is quite charming, with attractive surroundings and some leisure facilities including a children's play area, a sailing centre, a bird hide and angling. There is a (seasonal) tea room and gift shop. The circuit of the lake provides a good level walk with some mud as the only likely problem.


Walk Instructions

Start Point

Pay and display car park with public conveniences at the water park, grid reference 236708. Head north via Dobwalls, continuing along the road towards Minions. Approximately four miles beyond Dobwalls, look out for the left turn signposted to Siblyback.

Walk past the tea shop, bearing left towards the lake shore.

1) At the shore turn right to follow a fine path, initially over grass. Go through a little gate with a notice warning of rugged terrain and the need for stout footwear. Pass through bracken before reaching a patch of woodland, with a bridge over a stream. Outbuildings of Sparrett's Farm are to the right as the path bears left to cross the marshy area at the head of the lake. Cross a little footbridge; the area is rich in bramble and this end of the lake seems to have the greatest attraction for large flocks of water fowl.

2) An area of coniferous woodland is entered at a boardwalk. Despite several more boardwalks, this wooded area is likely to be muddy as the path threads its way through. After an open section, pass through another area of coniferous woodland, again with the aid of boardwalks across the muddiest patches. Rise a little to reach the near end of the dam, a considerable structure.

3) Turn left to cross the top of the dam on a good walkway, with views down the valley to the right. At the far end go through a gate, turning left to continue across a small picnic area, soon reaching the Siblyback access road at a gate. Turn left and cross a stream before turning left again to rise gently to the parking area.


Disclaimer: This route was correct at time of writing. However, alterations can happen if development or boundary changes occur, and there is no guarantee of permanent access. These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that neither HPB Management Limited nor any other person connected with Holiday Property Bond is responsible for the safety or wellbeing of those following the routes as described. It is walkers' own responsibility to be adequately prepared and equipped for the ‎level of walk and the weather conditions and to assess the safety and accessibility of the walk.


How do I find out more?
Request our beautifully illustrated brochure

Duloe Manor is part of the Holiday Property Bond's growing portfolio of outstanding holiday properties throughout the UK and Europe, imaginatively created over 32 years to combine "home from home" comfort with total relaxation. Currently the portfolio features 35 holiday developments, all in stunningly beautiful locations across 13 countries, with over 1,400 individual villas, apartments and cottages.

For a summary of how HPB can give you and your family a lifetime of wonderful holidays and the risks as well as the benefits of an investment please read "Important Information" below.

Then we would be delighted to send you our brochure, including our property portfolio, along with our full length DVD introduced by Bondholder Sue Barker and a list of forthcoming Open Days and Exhibitions. Please just complete and submit this form or telephone our FREE brochure line on 0800 230 0391.

Request a brochure
Title *  
First Name *  
Surname *  
Email address  
Postcode *  
Telephone number
How did you hear about us?
I confirm I have read and understood your data policy.
* Indicates required fields

AS FEATURED IN The Telegraph BBC Daily Mail The Sunday Times

This advertisement is issued by HPBM registered at HPB House, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EH. HPBM is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is the main UK agent and the property manager for HPB, issued by HPB Assurance Limited ("HPBA") registered in the Isle of Man and authorised by the Financial Services Authority there. The Trustee of HPB is HSBC Trustee (C.I.) Limited registered at HSBC House, Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 1GT. The Securities Manager is Stanhope Capital LLP of 35 Portman Square, London, W1H 6LR.

You should only invest in HPB for its holiday benefits – consistent quality and a no profit "user charge" to cover costs rather than a commercial rent. Although you can surrender your investment back to the company after two years or more you should not expect a full return of what you have paid. What you get back will reflect initial and ongoing charges and costs as well as changes in the value of the properties and securities in the fund in which your money, after charges, is invested. A summary of initial and ongoing charges is in section E of the Product Particulars. Exceptionally surrender may be deferred up to twelve months. Minimum initial payment £5,000 and then a quarterly fee of around thirty pounds linked to RPI. No medical examination required. HPB is available exclusively through HPBM who will only charge for their services if you invest.

HPBM promotes only HPB and is not independent of HPBA. Holders of policies issued by HPBA will not be protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme if the company becomes unable to meet its liabilities to them but Isle of Man compensation arrangements apply to new policies.

Privacy policy

Before you leave...

Why not request our fully illustrated brochure?

You will receive our beautiful property portfolio

Our full length DVD introduced by Bondholder & presenter Sue Barker

And a list of forthcoming Open Days and Exhibitions