Wimbleball Lake


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Camping at Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor

Belle tents | glamping pods | play area| free showers | onsite café | onsite watersports  | off-road cycling and walking trails | dog friendly

Wimbleball has been included in The Guardian's "Top 10 of the best family-friendly places to stay in the UK" feature! Read more here.

Experience a family camping holiday like no other at Wimbleball Lake, nestled in the hills of Exmoor National Park. Create the ultimate camping break packed with adventure, creating lasting memories for the whole family. Wimbleball Lake offers a great ‘get away’ experience for families wanting to holiday in the South West.

Discover all the great things to do at the lake by foot, bike or boat. There’s plenty of open space to let your children play freely. Bring your bike, our off-road trails are perfect for little members of the family and are suitable for pushchairs. Cycle, walk, run or skip up to the dam, everyone loves discovering this megastructure and what’s not to love? Let your children discover all the fun things to do outdoors, walk through woodlands, build dens, find bugs, climb a tree, skim stones, toast marshmallows and enjoy stargazing.
Photos by Julia Amies-Green and Pete Watson

Camping on Exmoor.

Sleep in comfort and ditch the tent for a cosy night’s stay in one of our three belle tents or two wooden camping pods.

Wimbleball Lake is an AA graded 3 star family friendly campsite which has also been awarded the Green Tourism gold award. The campsite benefits from three belle tents, two pods, spacious pitches, onsite showers and toilets, washing up area, baby changing room, waste disposal, recycling facilities and is a dog friendly campsite. There's a choice of hard standings, electric and non-electric pitches for tents, motorhomes and caravans. You can hire a fire pit, purchase wood and charcoal made onsite, rent a telescope and discover why Exmoor National Park is a designated Dark Skies reserve.

Take to the water and explore Wimbleball by kayak, paddle board and canoe. You can launch your own boat, take a lesson or let your kids join one of our activity days or clubs. Take a day trip out and stock up on food and drink, within easy reach of Wimbleball are the popular towns of Woolacombe and Minehead. Explore Exmoor, walk to Haddon Hill from Wimbleball and see if you can spot the great range of wildlife, such as the iconic Exmoor ponies or deer.

Camp in luxury bell tents

Enjoy a camping holiday with all of the home comforts. Our three bell tents include a double bed with bedding, two single foldaway camp beds (you'll just need to pack the kids sleeping bags for these), chest of drawers and two bedside cabinets. There's two foldaway camp chairs, a kettle, mugs, tumblers, wine glasses and a table - need to cook? ask our team onsite for your gas cooker and canister.

Need to charge your phones? Our bell tents benefit from solar panels so you can take as many pictures and videos to remember a holiday like no other at Wimbleball. Bring your own airbeds -there's plenty of space to sleep 5-6 comfortably. Two night minimum stay. Click here for prices. 

Our pods sleep four people comfortably, the ‘Otter’ has four full size bunkbeds and the ‘Kingfisher’ has a double futon with 2 campbeds. Inside the pod there is a table and chairs, shelves, pegs to hang things and lighting and a usb charging hub powered by solar panels on the roof. Click here for prices.

  ‘Otter’ (pod 5)  ‘Kingfisher’ (pod 6)
Bunk beds – sleeps 4 Double futon and 2 x camp beds – sleeps 4
2021 Low Season camping:  £19 per tent per night
(2 adults)
2021 High Season camping:  £24 per tent per night
(2 adults)
02/03/2021 - 27/05/2021
08/06/2021 - 30/06/2021
07/09/2021 - 31/10/2021
28/05/2021 - 07/06/2021
01/07/2021 - 06/09/2021
2021 Low Season Bell Tents:  £65 per night
(minimum of 2 nights).
2021 High Season Bell Tents:  £85 per tent per night
(minimum of 2 nights).
02/03/2021 - 27/05/2021
08/06/2021 - 30/06/2021
07/09/2021 - 31/10/2021
28/05/2021 - 07/06/2021
01/07/2021 - 06/09/2021
2021 Low Season Camping Pod:  £35 per night
(Sleeps 4).
2021 High Season Camping Pod:  £50 per tent per night
02/03/2021 - 27/05/2021
08/06/2021 - 30/06/2021
07/09/2021 - 31/10/2021
28/05/2021 - 07/06/2021
01/07/2021 - 06/09/2021


  • Electrical hook up - £5 / per night
  • Hard standing and electrical hook up - £10 / per night
  • Extra adult - £5.00 ppon
  • Extra child - £3.00 pppn
  • Dogs free
  • Babies up to 24 months free
  • Camping
  • Caravans – hard standings
  • Cafe
  • Showers - Our brand new shower block is ready! Our new shower block contains toilets, and four individual shower cubicles plus an accessible cubicle.
  • Toilets
  • Washing Up facility
  • Parent and baby wash area
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Play area
  • Fishing
  • Nature walks
  • Access to watersports i.e kayaking/ sailing/ windsurfing etc
  • Dogs allowed
  • Disabled facilities

Pitches: 27
Hard Standings with electric: 5
Grass with electric: 7
Suitable for large group camping.
Glamping Pods & Belle tents available.

Departures: 11:00
Arrivals: 14:00

Campers are allowed to use the site and facilities before or after check-in/out. Please ensure you have packed up before 11:00 on the day of departure, you can still use the main car park and enjoy the lakes facilities after packing up.

Please note that for any activities you will need to ensure that you follow the centre's policies, activities are an additional cost on camping.

For further information call 01398 371460 // wimbleballoa@swlakestrust.org.uk

Wimbleball Lake, near Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9NU

Wimbleball Lake can be found by following the brown signs off the A396 from Tiverton; from Dunster take the A396 to Dulverton to pick up the signs or from Taunton take the A39 towards Wheddon Cross and then carry on the B3190 towards Bampton, the lake is signposted from this road.

Coach stations:
Dunster: Dunster Steep Bus Stop — 8.6 miles
Williton: The Egremont Coach Stop — 9.5 miles
Minehead: Parade Coach Stop — 9.7 miles
Train stations:
Tiverton Parkway Rail Station — 11.5 miles
Bishop's Lydeard — 12.4 miles
Taunton Rail Station — 16.6 miles
Ferry ports:
Minehead Harbour — 10.3 miles
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 21.8 miles
Barry Waterfront Ferry Terminal — 24.7 miles
Exeter International Airport — 23.3 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 23.8 miles

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