Wimbleball Lake

Camping at Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor

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


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 two wooden camping pods on Exmoor. 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.

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 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.

  ‘Otter’ (pod 5)  ‘Kingfisher’ (pod 6)
Bunk beds – sleeps 4 Double futon and 2 x camp beds – sleeps 4
Low Season:  £35 Per Night Glamping Pod (up to 4 people). High Season:  £45 Per Night Glamping Pod(up to 4 people).
1/03/2016 – 26/05/206
6/06/2016 – 21/07/2016
2/09/2016 – 31/10/2016
27/05/2016 – 5/06/2016
22/07/2016 – 1/09/2016

Bedding is available (duvets, pillows, sheets etc) at £10 per stay per pod.

Low Season:  £14 per tent (2 adults and 2 children). High Season:  £20 per tent  (2 adults and 2 children).
01/03/2017 – 30/03/2017
18/04/2017 – 26/05/2017
06/06/2017 – 30/06/2017
12/09/2017 - 01/12/2017
31/03/2017 – 17/04/2017
27/05/2017 – 05/06/2017
01/07/2017 - 11/09/2017


  • Electrical hook up - £4 / per night
  • Hard standing and electrical hook up - £6 / per night
  • Extra adult - £5.00 pp
  • Extra child - £3.00 pp
  • Dogs free
  • Babies up to 24 months free
  • Camping
  • Caravans – hard standings
  • Cafe
  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Washing Up facility
  • Parent and baby wash area
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Play area
  • Fishing
  • Cycle hire
  • Nature walks
  • Access to watersports i.e kayaking/ sailing/ windsurfing etc
  • Dogs allowed
  • Disabled facilities

Pitches: 30
Hard Standings: 2
Electrical Hook-Ups: 12
Distance from showers (paces): 50-150
Suitable for large group camping.
Glamping Pods 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.

Taking part in the annual 70.3 Iron Man Race at Wimbleball Lake?

Welcome to IronMan camping at Wimbleball 2017!

We’ve been listening to feedback from campers and have implemented the following improvements for your stay:

  • Pitch sizes – we will be offering two different pitch sizes – Premium (8m x 8m) and standard (5.5m x 5.5m), we recommend a standard pitch as being suitable for a 2 or 3 person tent with parking for 1 car. A premium pitch should be suitable in size for a motorhome, or a 4-5 person tent and 1 car. If you have more space requirements than these recommendations, please book more pitches!

We look forward to seeing you in June
The Wimbleball Team

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 to Wheddon Cross and then 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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