Wimbleball Lake

TA22 9NU

Map Ref. LR181 960300

Wimbleball Lake is about a mile away from West Withy Farm on footpaths – slightly longer by road.

Created in the 1970’s, owned by South West Lakes Trust and covering  400 accrea, Wimbleball Lake is a reservoir, water sports centre, stargazing centre, fishing lake, nature reserve, and adventure playground.

West Withy Farm guests all visit Wimbleball Lake during their stay.

Walking / Cycling

  • Walk from West Withy Farm round Wimbleball Lake and return takes about 4 hours.
  • Its dog friendly with café for a snack
  • Cycle track on west side of lake
  • Several places to park around lake for a shorter walk


  • Sailing, Windsurfing, Rowing, Kayaking (west side of lake)
  • Home to Wimbleball Sailing Club
  • Hire rowing  boats, sailing boats. etc
  • Take RYA courses.
  • Rowers – bring own boat for intensive squad training.


  • Brown and Rainbow Trout
  • From bank or boat.
  • Anglers car park (east side of lake)


  • Dark Sky Discovery Site within Exmoor Dark Sky Reserve
  • Designated stargazing activity area.
  • Special stargazing events.
  • Hire a telescope from Dark Sky Telescope Hire.

Adventure and Challenge

  • Aerial rope course

Nature Reserve

  • Hurscombe Nature Reserve (at north end of lake)
Wimbleball Lake - Exmoor. 1 mile from West Withy Farm Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor is about 1 mile from West Withy Farm. Exmoor pony on Haddon Hill with Wimbleball Lake in background. About 1 mile from West Withy Farm Exmoor pony on Haddon Hill, about 1 mile from West Withy Farm