Wimbleball Lake

Wimbleball Lake

Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Wimbleball Lake review

Wimbleball Lake is located in Exmoor, Somerset. It is located within Europe’s first International Dark Sky Reserve and Wimbleball is a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site.

The spectacular lake is nestled amongst the rolling hills of Exmoor National Park. The site is around 530 acres in size and it is great for enjoying a walk or a bike ride on one of their cycling trails. They also offer a range of watersports.

You can enjoy a short, linear walk to the dam which takes around 30 minutes. There is then the option to return on the same route or there is a challenging 9-mile hike around the perimeter. This takes around 3 hours to complete and both walks start from the on-site cafe car park. There is a map of walks on their website.

Alternatively, you can get on your bike and cycle along paths that offer glimpses of the lake. The cycle routes mostly follow bridleways and some quiet country lanes. You will also pass through woodland and grassland.

There is an informal play area and there is usually a great variety of wildlife that you can spot including the iconic Exmoor red deer. Other on-site facilities include kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding and sailing. Plus there is archery and a high ropes course.

FAQ and Further Information Wimbleball Lake

Is there food and drink available?

There is a cafe serving food and drinks. You are welcome to picnic outdoors.

What are the main things to do?

Large lake with a range of walks you can enjoy plus a cycling route, watersports and informal play. There are toilets and a cafe.

What are the ticket prices?

*free, u003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *They are free, to visit. There is a charge for watersports.

Is there parking?

There is parking and charges apply.

When are they open?

The lake is open all year round and facilities close overnight.

Dog friendly?

Dogs are welcome outdoors on a lead.

Are they accessible?

The path around the Lake includes a wheelchair-accessible stretch. There is also a wheelchair-accessible bird hide on site.


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