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There are many miles of paths following the shorelines of the two lakes, meandering through woodland and on to open countryside. Theres also a wealth of wildlife to watch and discover, with bird hides located at both Upper and Lower Lakes. So whether youre looking for a leisurely stroll, an active cycle ride or a more challenging walk, whatever your ability, there is something for everyone at Tamar.
The Outdoor + Active Centre at Upper Tamar offers sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and WOWballs for individuals, families and groups. Visitors can benefit from tuition from our qualified instructors, hire equipment or launch their own craft.
There is a caf overlooking the lake and a visit to the Visitor Centre will tell you about the lake, its ecology and the walks. The popular round lake walk takes about one hour, and there is also a childrens play area.
Adjacent to the Centre is a campsite which caters for holidaymakers and watersports participants alike. The peaceful campsite is an ideal base for exploring North Cornwall and Devon and is perfect for families, groups and couples. Camping Pods are also available on site.
This quiet lake is very well stocked with carp well over 30lb with a good head of 20s. The lake record is a 46lb mirror carp caught in 2007. Regular 48 hour carp competitions are held with limited space available.
At Lower Tamar you will find a much smaller lake with easy going footpaths. The Lower Lake is predominantly managed as a nature reserve as it is popular with many wildfowl. There is a bird hide open to all and several picnic tables.
Both lakes have their own car parks and linking footpaths creating longer walks.
Stout footwear is recommended as sections of the path around the lake may become muddy during wet weather.