Wimbleball Lake

The lake will continue to be open to visit for walking, cycling and outdoor enjoyment throughout November 2020 with your household. For Activity Centre updates visit our Coronavirus page

Explore Wimbleball Lake.green-bird-2

Experience a day out like no other at Wimbleball Lake, nestled in the hills of Exmoor National Park. Discover our nature paths by foot or bring the bike and explore our off-road cycle trails. A short distance from the main centre is the majestic Wimbleball Dam; watch water cascade down this megastructure and spark your children’s imagination for nature and engineering. There are plenty of open spaces providing the perfect setting for a family adventure; let your children run freely in our play area, build dens in our woodlands, climb a tree and spot an amazing range of wildlife. Wimbleball is the perfect spot for dog walkers on Exmoor. Explore the National Park and become our top dog!

Whether you want to visit Wimbleball Lake in the day or night, there are plenty of fun things to do with the whole family. At night, look up and see the amazing stars; Exmoor National Park is designated as a dark skies reserve and it was the very first in Europe to become one. Hire a telescope and enjoy the superb stargazing opportunities at Wimbleball.

Wheelyboat Hire – £50 for the day

Our Wheelyboat provides the opportunity for less able visitors to get out on the water. This wheelchair friendly boat allows visitors to the lake to benefit from a variety of inclusive activities such as pleasure boating, trout fishing and nature watching.

You will need to have training prior to hiring the Wheelyboat – this is at no additional cost. Please contact us directly on 01398 371460 to book.

Tramper Hire – £2.50 per hour

A Tramper mobility scooter is available for hire at Wimbleball Lake, generously supplied by The Countryside Mobility Scheme.

Enjoy the outdoors independently with the use of the Tramper, available to hire for only £2.50 per hour. Our Tramper allows less mobile visitors to explore the lake and can be hired out through the Activity Centre on 01398 371460. Tramper hire may be possible on arrival if staff are present but this cannot be guaranteed.

Great Food

Enjoy some delicious treats from our onsite cafe – Coffee Couture at Wimbleball. Treat the family to an ice cream or a cake and recharge with a coffee or a light lunch.

Coffee Couture run a number of existing cafes around the region and have some brilliant ideas for Wimbleball’s café. For more information or for opening times click here.


Visit Exmoor

Activity Centre:

We always advise people to call us before making the journey on 01398 371460 to check for conditions and limitations.

Cafe Opening Times:

Opening times and latest news for the café can be found here

Wimbleball Lake, Brompton Regis, Dulverton, Somerset. TA22 9NU

Activity Centre

Tel: 01398 371460

Email: wimbleball@swlakestrust.org.uk


Tel: 01398 371257

Click here to keep up to date with the Farson Digital Live Stream of Wimbleball Lake.

Real time videos are a fantastic addition to our lakes for water sports enthusiasts. Keep up to date with the weather and check conditions before your visit.

wimbelball lake live weather camera

Come and try an activity:

Planning a visit to Wimbleball as an individual, couple or group for the day? Create your own real life adventure and try something new: explore Wimbleball by kayak, boat or board. There’s masses of things to do – try an activity on or off the water for the very first time, shoot an arrow or swing through the trees, discover windsurfing or explore Wimbleball by kayak. Get the whole family involved; work together and create lifelong memories on a mini sailing quest. Hire a canoe and create your own expedition, discover an amazing range of wildlife and encounter nature face to face.

There’s so much to do in Exmoor National Park – extend your stay at Wimbleball and choose to camp or glamp in one of our wooden pods.

We offer a range of activities, events and courses.



Wimbleball Lake was built in 1978 in Exmoor National Park. Did you Know? Exmoor National Park was designated as Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve and Wimbleball was nominated to be the first Dark Skies Discovery Site on Exmoor.

Did you know, Wimbleball Lake is managed by the charity, South West Lakes Trust.