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

Route Filmstrip & Description

Wimbleball Lake is a beautiful lake within the Exmoor National Park, with a mixture of woodland and open grass scenery. The lake is nearly 400 acres in size and is the centre of a countryside park. There are a wide range of walking and cycling trails going around the lakeside and across the dam onto Exmoor at Haddon Hill. There is an activity centre with sailing and fishing boats to hire and many outdoor activities. For disabled persons or those who cannot walk far there is one Tramper all terrain mobility scooter for hire from the rangers office. The Tramper will take you easily around the lake on the identified trails. See the countryside mobility website for full details and information on hiring the Tramper. There is also a wheeley boat for hire which you drive your scooter or wheelchair into, you do not need to get out and then you can have a boat trip around the lake. Because the front of the wheeley boat lowers like a landing craft you have a flat ramp to walk into the boat making access so much easier. There is a café in the main car park. There are toilets and a wheelchair accessible toilet beside the café. There are further toilets beside the rangers’ office. Tramper Trail 2 takes you from the café along a gravel cycle path to the Dam. There are wonderful views along the path and a beautiful woodland section. You can go out onto the dam, the views over the dam wall downstream watching the water tumble down are excellent. The path is well graded. There are some parts where the gradient is 5% to 6% and a couple of places where it is 11%. There are two gates to go through, both have easy to use gate locks and are wheelchair accessible. Tramper Trail 2 is mobility scooter possible and can be walked. Trail surveyed by Gordon Guest and Richard Allen, July 2013.

Surveyed by: Exmoor National Park Authority Volunteer, July 2013 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 2.1 km

Public Transport: NO
Car Park: There are car parks beside the café and beside the rangers office.
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: There are toilets and an accessible toilet at the café. There are other toilets beside the rangers office.

Full Profile

café and picnic benches.

Cafe café and picnic benches.

Information board showing the 400 acres of the lake and parkland.

Information Information board showing the 400 acres of the lake and parkland.

signpost showing several different paths.

Direction signpost showing several different paths.

Go Ape activity centre.

Feature of Interest Go Ape activity centre.

children's play park, fenced but with two wheelchair accessible gates.

Feature of Interest children's play park, fenced but with two wheelchair accessible gates.

play park

Path play park

climbing stone.

Feature of Interest climbing stone.

climbing stone

Feature of Interest climbing stone

play park

Feature of Interest play park

gate into play park

Gate gate into play park

 

Path

gate catch

Path gate catch

gravel path

Path gravel path

arrow shows path going to the right beside the fence.

Path arrow shows path going to the right beside the fence.

path

Path path

path

Path path

view of lake with yacht club and yachts.

View view of lake with yacht club and yachts.

 

Path

path along lake shore.

Path path along lake shore.

gate.

Path gate.

gate.

Path gate.

wheelchair accessible gate at side of main gate.

Gate wheelchair accessible gate at side of main gate.

information board.

Path information board.

viewing hut with benches.
Excellent views across the lake.

Viewing Platform viewing hut with benches. Excellent views across the lake.

 

Viewing Platform

 

Path

 

Path

 

View

path

Path path

path

Path path

 

Path

path with fence at side.

Path path with fence at side.

 

Information

path through the woods.

Path path through the woods.

information point.

Information information point.

view of the Wimbleball Dam.

Feature of Interest view of the Wimbleball Dam.

footpath along the top of the dam.
Standing and looking over the parapet you get great views.

Path footpath along the top of the dam. Standing and looking over the parapet you get great views.

looking down at the slip way. A rainbow forms on the water jetting out.

View looking down at the slip way. A rainbow forms on the water jetting out.

Mobility scooter group on top of Dam.

View Mobility scooter group on top of Dam.

Wimbleball Lake Tramper Trail 2 path from cafe to Dam. Phototrail

 

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Accessibility Info Amenities Info Facilities Info Features Info Way Finding Info
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
View
Direction
End
Path
Start

 

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