Wimbleball Lake Country Park, near Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9NU
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The facilities at this majestic Lake in Exmoor National Park offer first class facilities both on and off the water.
Wimbleball Lake has been nominated to be the first Dark Skies Discovery Site on Exmoor. Exmoor National Park has been designated an International Dark Sky Reserve, the first place in Europe to achieve this prestigious award and only the second in the world.
The Outdoor + Active Centre is open for tuition in various watersports activities including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and rowing. Visitors to the site can also launch their own craft or hire from the centre. For those who prefer to stay on land there are also a variety of land based activities to choose from including climbing, high ropes, archery and cycling.
Please call in advance of trips to ensure hire and launch is available especially during term time due to group bookings.
Wimbleball is also a premier trout fishery offering angling from the banks and boats. There are often tuition days for beginners and improvers and further details are posted on our fishing pages. Permits are available on site and boats can be booked in advance.
The land surrounding the lake offers miles of footpaths including a 9-mile round Lake walk.
A Tramper, an electric all-terrain mobility scooter designed specifically to cover rough ground, mud and grass safely for visitors with limited mobility. The Tramper is available for hire at the Outdoor + Active Centre.
The cycle route takes you around the lake, following mostly bridleways and some quiet country lanes. The route passes through woodland and grassland, with tantalising glimpses of the lake. We now have cycle hire available on site for both adults and small children.
The cafe, adjacent to the campsite offers an indoor retreat for light lunches, beverages and snacks whilst the play area is ideal for the younger ones to burn off some energy in the beautiful Exmoor countryside.
A campsite overlooks the water and welcomes holidaymakers and participants in watersports courses.
Fishing season is now CLOSED and will re-open in March 2016.
Outdoor and Active:
We are open for weekends from 20 February and then 7 days a week from 7 March, 9.00am -5.00pm
***ALL THESE DATES AVAILABLE ARE WEATHER DEPENDENT - WE WILL UPDATE THE WEBSITE IF WE NEED TO APPLY ANY RESTRICTIONS***
Café: The cafe is now CLOSED and will reopen March 2016.
Daily car parking charges apply. Why not purchase an annual parking permit for only £30 to give you free parking at all South West Lakes Trust venues? Available from our head office on 01566 771930. By purchasing an annual parking permit you will automatically become a Friend of the Trust.
Unfortunately Wimbleball Lake is not served by public transport, however Exmoor National Park run a Moor Rover service during the summer which is a dial and ride service visit www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk for more information.
For further information
Outdoor + Active Centre - Telephone: 01398 371460 / 01398 371522
- bird watching
- cycle paths
- disabled access
- ice cream
- meeting room
- pay display parking
- picnic area
- play area
- tea room
- trout fishing
- woodland walk footpath