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Lakes & Facilities Wimbleball Lake Country Park

Wimbleball Lake Country Park, near Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9NU
map ref: LR181 960300

The newly renovated 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 can also launch their own craft or hire from the centre. 

 Please call in advance of trips to ensure hire and launch is available especially during term time due to group bookings.

***Hire and launch is unavailable all day Friday 24th October 2014, Saturday 25th October 2014 and Sunday 26th October 2014****

Half term week activity availability:

Monday 27th October - Hire and Launch - 10.00am - 4.00pm 

Tuesday 28th October - Centre Closed

Wednesday 29th October - Hire and Launch - 1.30pm - 4.00pm  

Thursday 30th October -  Hire and Launch - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Friday 31st October - Centre closed

Saturday 1st November - Hire and Launch - 10.00am - 4.00pm

Sunday 2nd November - Hire and Launch - 10.00am - 4.00pm  

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.

 *** Camping pod special offer, £35 per night for September and October (excluding half term) and book 3 week nights for the price of 2. Call 01398 371460 to book ****


Cafe Opening Times: Open 5 days a week from 10.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Open Tuesday - Closed Wednesday - Closed

Thursday - Open Friday - Open Saturday - Open  Sunday - Open 


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 for more information.

For further information

Outdoor + Active Centre - Telephone: 01398 371460

Cafe and Camping


  • bird watching
  • camping
  • canoeing
  • cycle paths
  • disabled access
  • ice cream
  • meeting room
  • pay display parking
  • picnic area
  • play area
  • rowing
  • sailing
  • tea room
  • toilets
  • trout fishing
  • windsurfing
  • woodland walk footpath

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