Wimbleball Lake

Nestled in the rolling hills of Exmoor

This 530 acre site is one of Exmoor’s most popular tourist attractions – boasting the perfect blend of excitement and tranquillity.

For the more active visitor there are miles of walking and cycling trails, archery, climbing and a fantastic range of watersports. To get on the water, visitors can either bring their own craft and pay a launch fee, or hire kayaks, sailing boats, stand up paddle boards, windsurfs and rowing boats from us from as little as £11 per hour (including wetsuits, safety cover and buoyancy aids).

For those who prefer a more relaxing visit there are plentiful meadows, woodlands and picnic areas – a great escape from modern life’s hustle and bustle. Wimbleball is also a fantastic place for outdoor learning – whether it’s birdwatching, bushcraft or stargazing there’s always something special to see and do.

Café Opening Times:

Thank you for visiting The Duck Café at Wimbleball Lake. The café is now closed for the winter and will re-open in the spring of 2019. Please check for up-to-date opening times in early 2019 or call 01566 771930.

Activity Centre:

We are open daily from the end of May (half term) to beginning of September.



Disabled Toilets & Access

Picnic Area

Play Area

Bird Hide

Dog Friendly



Car Park (a small car parking charge helps to support our charity)


Kayaking and Canoeing

High Ropes



Paddle Boarding

Trout Fishing



Off-road Cycle Trails

Activity Centre, Wimbleball Lake, Lower Goodacre, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset. TA22 9NU

Activity Centre

Telephone: 01398 371460 / 01398 371522
E-mail: wimbleball@swlakestrust.org.uk


Telephone: 01398 371257

Great days out on Exmoor

Wimbleball is looked after by a dedicated site team and regular volunteers who assist with conservation tasks such as coppicing, hedgelaying and meadow management which benefits species such as Kestrel, Red Deer, hedgehogs and bats which are all found on site.

The Duck Café offers fabulous, fresh, local food. A cosy woodburner and a hot chocolate or home-made soup make a visit on a cold day worthwhile, whilst delicious salads, freshly made pies and quiches followed by sumptuous locally made ice cream keep summer visitors energised on summer days.

Fitting in with the aims of the South West Lakes Trust, an all-terrain mobility scooter (called ‘The Tramper’) and a wheel chair accessible boat (The ‘Wheelyboat’) are available on site to enable more visitors to get out and explore with family and friends. Please call or email for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you to this picturesque site and ensuring whatever you choose to do with us, you have a great time!

Great Days Out

Hire a kayak, go on a mini sailing quest or try paddle boarding. Enjoy a nights stay at Wimbleball Lake and pitchup your tent.

Great Food

Local, fresh and tasty food from The Duck Café

Trout Fishing

Did you know?

The water is 50m deep in places –
when the water is low it is possible to see
the ruins of a house built before the valley
was flooded in the 1970’s.

Lakes nearby

Wistlandpound Reservoir


Meldon Reservoir


Tamar Lakes


Kennick, Tottiford, Trenchford