Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This is a short trail which takes you to a bird hide on the shore of Wimbleball lake.

Surveyed by: Exmoor National Park Authority Volunteer, April 2013 (Spring)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 0.1 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: There is a small but rather uneven car park. It may be better to park on the wide, quiet country road passing the car park.
Steps: A small (2cm step) at the boardwalk to the hide
Barriers: There is one gate and a door to the hide
Toilets: No

Full Profile

The start is best approached from Brompton Regis which well signposted from the A396 near Dulverton.  Drive through Brompton Regis and after 2km cross Bessom bridge.  Turn left 100m after the bridge; the car park is 300m along this minor road.  (Grid ref.  SS977316)

If the car park is used, the trail starts by turning left onto a road.  Keep to the left hand (south) side of the car park to avoid the worst of the uneven ground.

CarPark The start is best approached from Brompton Regis which well signposted from the A396 near Dulverton. Drive through Brompton Regis and after 2km cross Bessom bridge. Turn left 100m after the bridge; the car park is 300m along this minor road. (Grid ref. SS977316) If the car park is used, the trail starts by turning left onto a road. Keep to the left hand (south) side of the car park to avoid the worst of the uneven ground.

The trail is clearly signposted.

Information The trail is clearly signposted.

Follow the road for about 20 metres.

Path Follow the road for about 20 metres.

Turn right onto a  track which leads downhill to a gate.  The path is 1.5m wide and has a good, hard surface.

Path Turn right onto a track which leads downhill to a gate. The path is 1.5m wide and has a good, hard surface.

The gate is 1.6m wide when open.  The mechanism is a little stiff but there are plans to improve this.

Gate The gate is 1.6m wide when open. The mechanism is a little stiff but there are plans to improve this.

 

Gate

The path continues downhill with a maximum gradient of 22% (1:4)

Gradient The path continues downhill with a maximum gradient of 22% (1:4)

There is passing place where another path joins from the right.

Path There is passing place where another path joins from the right.

At the end of the surfaced path, there is a wooden walkway, 1.15m wide, which leads to the hide.  There is a small change in level (2-3cm up) at the start of the boardwalk.

Path At the end of the surfaced path, there is a wooden walkway, 1.15m wide, which leads to the hide. There is a small change in level (2-3cm up) at the start of the boardwalk.

The door to the hide is 0.97m wide

Width The door to the hide is 0.97m wide

The door opens into the hide where there are moveable benches.  A shelf at 0.8m runs below the windows which are on three sides of the building.  The windows open upwards with a catch above. (The glass is usually clear enough to allow a good view.)

Bird Hide The door opens into the hide where there are moveable benches. A shelf at 0.8m runs below the windows which are on three sides of the building. The windows open upwards with a catch above. (The glass is usually clear enough to allow a good view.)

A large section of the lake and trees around the lakeside are visible.

Feature of Interest A large section of the lake and trees around the lakeside are visible.

There is space (80cm deep at floor level) below the shelf.

Return by the same route.

Clearance There is space (80cm deep at floor level) below the shelf. Return by the same route.

Wimbleball Bird Hide Phototrail

 

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Barrier
Clearance
Gate
Gradient
Obstacle
Seat
Step
Surface
Visibility
Width
Accessible toilets
Blue Badge parking bays
CarPark
Public Transport
Toilets
Bird Hide
Boating
Cafe
Fishing
Museum & Heritage
Shelter
Viewing Platform
Visitor Centre
Water  Sports Centre
Wildlife
Feature of Interest
Information
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Direction
End
Path
Start

 

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Vertical Profile

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