- Eat & Stay
Facilities available for this trail
Parking - Parking at the start next to the playing field.
Picnic areas - anywhere appropriate along the route
Eating and shopping - village store and the local pub
Public houses - The Seven Stars
WCs - in centre of village
Family and children friendly - the route is very easy
Cycle Trail - good trail very easy to navigate
Horse Riding Trail - trail is suitable but is all on the road
Walking Trail - a very easy route
Disability access - easy to push wheelchairs although might be a bit far for the pusher, easy for scooters though
Seven Stars Inn
Seven Stars Inn is now the only pub in Stithians, with its population of just over 2,000. It is a lively, welcoming traditional Cornish local pub with a great selection of real ales and good quality food at great value.
Being conveniently located on bus routes allows direct access from Truro, Falmouth, Helston and Redruth. Parties catered for throughout the year and at Christmas: please contact us for further details.
Address: Seven Stars, Church Street, Stithians, Truro, Cornwall. TR3 7DH
Tel: +44 1209 860003
Website: The Seven Stars
The Golden Lion Inn
The Golden Lion Inn and Lakeside Restaurant boasts one of the most beautiful settings in Cornwall in which to enjoy some of the best food the county has to offer.
Whether you choose to dine in our light and spacious Restaurant with views of the lake, al fresco in our award winning gardens or in our traditional, oak beamed bar area with its superb real log fires, you'll enjoy the quality of our food, full table service and friendly, relaxing atmosphere.
Our menus offer an extensive choice of interesting dishes selected from the best of English, European and Asian cuisine, and we pride ourselves on using local ingredients from Cornwall food and drink producers wherever possible. Complement your meal with a wine from our extensive New World and European Wine List or a pint of Cask Marque real ale from St.Austell Brewery.
Our newly built heated garden shelter has proved extremely popular with both our smoking and non-smoking customers who prefer a drink or a meal al fresco enjoying our gardens and sumptuous hanging flower baskets, whatever the weather.
We are a family business, catering to families, groups, locals, visitors and campers.
Address:The Golden Lion Inn, Stithians Lake, Menherion, Redruth, TR16 6NW
Tel: +44 1209 860332
Stithians water-sports centre
The new Outdoor + Active Centre offers unrivalled water-sports facilities in the unique surroundings of Stithians Lake.
With sailing, windsurfing and canoeing activities available, the new centre provides modern and well-equipped facilities both on and off the water. Tuition, launch and equipment hire are offered and further details of all the facilities at this lake can be found on our website.
In addition to the new centre there is also a brand new children's play area overlooking the lake, a trim trail for those who enjoy land based fitness, and a newly surfaced cycle way leading to the dam. With over five and a half miles of bank, walkers and bird watchers will enjoy the peaceful surroundings and bird hides.
Fly fishing for trout is well catered for with season and day permits and boat hire available from the centre.
An informal campsite is located near to the centre and is ideal for those wishing to spend a weekend on the water.
Address: Stithians Lake Country Park, Near Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6NW
Tel: +44 1209 860301
Address: Stithians reservoir car park
Lat: N 50° 11' 3.10"
Long: W 5° 11' 44.91"
OS Grid Ref: SW 71971 36465
Distance: 2.8 miles
HIDDEN GEM - STITHIANS TRAIL 2
Stithians reservoir was created between 1962 and 1967 and has a surface area of 270 acres. It is reputedly one of the best inland lakes for windsurfing in the region and also offers sailing and fly fishing. Beneath the water are some 20 farmsteads and several cottages – in times of drought some of the old hedges and gateposts with their original hangings are exposed, virtually intact.