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Wimbleball Lake Campsite

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General

  • Lakeside site among the Exmoor hills
  • Sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and rowing on the lake
  • Walking and cycling trails, playground and café

Bimble around Wimbleball for some staggering views of this lake cradled by the Exmoor hills... The area's extensive shoreline, secluded inlets, and shimmering waters mean that Wimbleball Lake Campsite is a fisherman’s fairyland, with recent seasons having seen rod averages top four fish per angler.

The necessary fishing licences are available on site, and only fly fishing from the banks is permitted. On top of the great fishing, the lake offers an excellent range of watersports (sailing, windsurfing, kayaking and rowing). There are well-designed trails for cyclists and walkers, and a playground to keep the kids occupied while you polish off a cream tea in the café.

Wimbleball takes its green credentials very seriously (it has a gold award from the Green Business Tourism Scheme) and does some important conservation work, so the birdwatching and wildlife spotting here is excellent. Guests will be able to see some of the nocturnal residents too, such as the long-eared brown bats.

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8

Overall rating based on 14 reviews

 

71% would recommend this site to a friend.

71% would stay here again.

 

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quiet walks view 15/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jo L. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    quiet walks view

    Disliked: 

    weather

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Good no frills campsite. 28/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Andrea D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good clean campsite with friendly, helpful staff. Electric and non-electric pitches. Level field. Great views. Fantastic for walks and water sports. Child and dog friendly with lovely shaded playground and high wire course.

    Disliked: 

    No toilets in camping field, located a short walk away behind the from site cafe. Cafe and shop only open 10-4.

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Pretty site if you like watersports. 27/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Louisa P. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The lake and scenery. If you enjoy water sports it is ideal.

    Disliked: 

    Our pitch was uneven. Felt like rolling down hill in bed at night. No on site shop. Nearest 5 miles away. Toilets too far from main camping area. Lack of on site staff. No WiFi, data access or mobile service!

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Would come again but more prepared and booked in 24/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Vicky H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful location
    Friendly
    Great price
    Don't understand all the negative toilet/shower comments, it was fine.

    Disliked: 

    Would have been nice if the cafe opened earlier than 10 for breakfast, we were a party of 9 and other campers said the same....maybe a missed opportunity.
    A little to laid back with the kayaks, one child was only 5, one hadn't ever been on the water but they were all just sent off and told they could go in any direction. What if there had been an accident !!!!!! Lack of help with wet suits etc, one of our party had taken the skin of his hands trying to get his wet suit on, obviously needed a different size but no one around to help !!!
    Need to book activities in advance as activities not running all the time.

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Nice area, nice café, campsite not so nice 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lisa_w36 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice area.
    Surrounding towns were lovely and dog friendly.
    Seaside was closent by.
    Relatively quiet everywhere, considering that we went in the summed holidays.
    The cafe on site was great.
    Plenty of walks around, so ideal for nature lovers and walkers.
    There were plenty of activities for kids around.

    Disliked: 

    Bad access to pitches.
    It was also unclear where we had to report to. It should have been mentioned that we have to let the activity centre know when we arrive. Everything was very unorganised and although staff was friendly, they didn't give us any on formation about the area, what's around or about the campsite itself like most other campsites do.
    Toilets had to be shared with the general public who came to visit the café and lake and we're located off the actual campsite. Showers were separate in the middle of the campsite and have very poor water pressure.
    Although he site is dog friendly, the lake itself isn't. No dogs are allowed off lead or in the water.
    The site was very crowded.

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Beautiful spot! 06/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susannah G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It's a stunning spot with lots to do and it's not overcrowded. There is the option of additional activities on the lake and a useful play area if you have children.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet is quite a walk and there is only one female and one male. They are building a new block though this winter, so this won't be a problem next year.

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Children and I loved it fantastic place to get away. 02/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jodie p. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent site very clean. Only 30 pitches so not over crowded however wasnt even half full when we were there.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Very peaceful.easy to find,Shower/toilet could be improved. 03/10/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard V. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very good site,So peaceful.

    Disliked: 

    Shower and toilet.Shower water very good,But cubicle to small everything gets wet.Only one toilet and washing bowel for a large site.

From the manager...

Dear guests, glad you had a great time at Wimbleball.
We have hire showers coming soon for the summer season. Also, a planning application has been approved for a new shower / toilet block on the actual campsite which should hopefully be ready for next season. Hope to see you again,
Alex Forster,
Exmoor Area Manager

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Excellent site. Need more toilets and bathrooms. 31/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sameer K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quite area

    Disliked: 

    Under bath and toilet facilities. No wifi or network.

From the manager...

Dear guests, glad you had a great time at Wimbleball.
We have hire showers coming soon for the summer season. Also, a planning application has been approved for a new shower / toilet block on the actual campsite which should hopefully be ready for next season. We like to think that our site enables families to have a 'digital detox' i.e. spend time away from their phones, internet etc. and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the site.
Hope to see you again,
Alex Forster,
Exmoor Area Manager

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Facilities not good enough when full! 31/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sylvia Y. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The view!

    Disliked: 

    Toilets/showers, too far away not enough and they're shared with general public .

From the manager...

Dear guests, glad you had a great time at Wimbleball.
We have hire showers coming soon for the summer season. Also, a planning application has been approved for a new shower / toilet block on the actual campsite - making facilities a lot closer for campers and separate to the public toilets.
Hope to see you again,
Alex Forster,
Exmoor Area Manager

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Forest

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Camping pods

Location

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  • Wimbleball Lake, Brompton Regis Dulverton, Somerset, England, TA22 9NU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0668°N 3.4784°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Dunster: Dunster Steep Bus Stop — 8.5 miles
Williton: The Egremont Coach Stop — 9.4 miles
Minehead: Parade Coach Stop — 9.6 miles
Train stations
Tiverton Parkway Rail Station — 11.6 miles
Bishop's Lydeard — 12.4 miles
Taunton Rail Station — 16.6 miles
Ferry ports
Minehead Harbour — 10.2 miles
Bridgwater Ferry Terminal — 21.8 miles
Barry Waterfront Ferry Terminal — 24.7 miles
Airports
Exeter International Airport — 23.4 miles
Cardiff International Airport — 23.7 miles

Directions


The campsite is located near Dulverton.

From Tiverton, take the A396, follow brown tourism signs from the Exeter Inn roundabout to Bampton and then Wimbleball.

From Dunster, take the A396 towards Dulverton; follow brown signs at Machine Cross, and then the B3190 towards Bampton. The turning for Wimbleball is signed from this road.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

As well as the wilds of Exmoor on your doorstep, the site isn't too far from the alluring beaches and seaside villages of the North Devon coast. A scenic 45-minute drive across the moors will bring you to the sister villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, where you can catch the Victorian funicular railway down the plunging cliffs.

Foodies will enjoy the gourmet shops and market in Barnstaple, or head an hour south to the pretty city of Exeter to check out its cathedral and underground passages dating back to medieval times.

Must see

  • Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (15.0 miles)
  • The National Trust Killerton House & Gardens (19.1 miles)
  • Exeter Cathedral - Church of Saint Peter (23.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Dunster Working Watermill (8.0 miles)
  • Dunster Castle (8.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

If you arrive after 5pm, please come to the office the following day to collect your ticket and pay your balance.

Wimbleball Lake Campsite cancellation policy

No refunds within 6 weeks of arrival date.

Please cancel your booking at least 24 hours before arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Wimbleball Lake Campsite will debit the balance from your card 6 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 6 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £50.00 damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of £50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 11:30 p.m..

Additional terms

The site asks customers to display a ticket on their unit for the duration of their stay. Please collect this upon arrival from our office (open 9am-5pm). If you arrive outside these hours, please visit to the office the following day to collect your ticket. (If you find the office unattended during these hours, you may also come to the tearoom and pick up a ticket there.)

Boat masts must not be erected within the campsite, due to overhead electric cables. Boat fishing is not permitted.

Any cars returning after 11.00 pm should be parked in the main car park and campers should enter the site on foot.

Groups of tents are not permitted on one pitch, a maximum of two two-man tents shall be allowed on one pitch at a time.

No one shall swim or bathe in the lake.

The price for the kayak is £6.50 per craft to self-launch your own kayak.

During weekends, bank holidays and school holidays the outdoor centre will open between 10am and 5pm.

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