Wimbleball Lake

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’s 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’s 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.

Eat in or out, The Duck Café serves light lunches and delicious cakes in a relaxed and friendly setting.


Please note that opening times are correct at time of publishing, please ring in advance as the opening times are subject to demand or events.
Somerset Hospice Walk
Saturday 26th February:   10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 27th February:      9:00 – 16:00

April – October:

Wednesday: 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 16:00
Friday: 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00

During the school holidays: Open daily

Activity Centre:

Hire: 10:00 – 16:00 (last hire at 15:00)
Office hours: 9:00 – 17:00
Monday:                  Closed

Tuesday:                 Closed

Wednesday:            Closed 

Thursday:                Closed

Friday:                     Closed

Saturday:                 10:00 – 4:00

Sunday:                   10:00 – 4:00

A self-launch permit must be purchased during our opening hours and under a “buddy” system can stay on the water after hours.

It is essential that you contact Wimbleball prior to your arrival to check hire is available on the day and that there will be safety cover for the lake as occasionally there will be large events held onsite.

Courses running:

Level 1 sailing – 8th and 9th October – 9am – 5pm

29th and 30th October – 9am – 5pm

Start windsurfing – 15th and 16th October – 9am – 5pm

Powerboat level 2 – 29th and 30th October – 9am – 5pm

Outdoor ‘N’ active days – 25th October – Paddle sports and Climbing and Archery – 10am – 4pm

28th October – Sailing and Highropes – 10am – 4pm

Open highropes – 28th October – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Open sailing taster – 24th October – 10am – 12pm

Sign up for a course with our Wimbleball Lake Outdoor and Active Centre. We offer a great range of courses for all abilities, for more information contact the centre direct.

Alternatively, pop on over to our clubs sailing and windsurfing page.

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

Email: wimbleballOA@swlakestrust.org.uk

Tel: 01398 371460 / 01398 371522

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.