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Burrator Reservoir

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Address: Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
Phone Number: 01822 855700
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Description: Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply...
Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and rugged Dartmoor tors. The reservoir is popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders due to its wealth of footpaths and bridleways. Many of the trails lead on to Dartmoor so it makes an ideal starting point for longer trips.The circular walk which follows the lanes around the water is ideal for families as it is easy going and flat. It will take between 1.5 - 2 hours to complete and is approximately 3.5 miles. Parking is possible at various locations including the Quarry car park, Norsworthy Bridge and the Dam.Low cost bank fishing for both rainbow and brown trout is available at this scenic water; permits are sold at the garage in Yelverton.Being within Dartmoor National Park we kindly request that you drive and park with consideration to other users and animals.The National Cycle Route 27 runs near to Burrator further information is available on the sustrans websiteIce cream vans visit the dam, Norsworthy Bridge and Sharpitor car park.
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A beautiful spot on Dartmoor to just be close to nature; very peaceful, except it seems, on Sundays!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

A beautiful spot on Dartmoor to just be close to nature; very peaceful, except it seems, on Sundays!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Amazing views of Dartmoor the reservoir is amazing really good to run around the reservoir always busy amazing in the summer time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you like a gentle walk with no real hills then Burrator Reservoir is for you, it is a road that goes all the way around the reservoir offering lovely views, nice on a summers day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

15 miles outside of Plymouth is Burrator Resevoir. Park near the dam for a good view across the water. Walking clockwise around the Resevoir is my preferred route, but before you set off check out the grass bank opposite the dam, it is a good site for sundew plants. It is a 3 mile walk around the water, it is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

lovely reservoir location. we found that signposting was poor and confusing with gates leading to dead ends. lovely ice creams and thankfully toilets in an old house but the hand dryer wasn't working. gorgeous waterfall. very picturesque. shame dogs could not be off their leads. the information centre only is open in the week not weekend unfortunately. overall, I would... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The drive across the moor sets you up for the beautiful veiws you have when you get to get to Burrator Reservior.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

lovely and quiet, nice to check out. First time I ever came here and thought it was lovely! Nice to walk around with my partner

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a lovely place to walk. The route around the reservoir is only about 5 miles or so. There are several places to sit with a flask & a snack. There is also public toilets not far from the dam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Good for a nice easy bike ride around the reservoir(3.5 miles) and for stating point for great hikes around the moor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A great walk to be had by couples or families alike! Good views of the lake and dams. Loads of free parking around, and good access to Sheep's Tor also.

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