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Burrator Reservoir

Address: Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
Phone Number: 01822 855700
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Ranked #3 of 113 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Owner description: 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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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171 reviews 171 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is always a much loved place to visit, peaceful even on busy days. So much to see and do, the dam, the walk, the aboreteum the tors, a long walk around is about 4 miles but is an easy walk and not many hills

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Excellent dog walks all around the reservoir but beware of under current and note no swimming allowed. The back route from walkhampton offers the best view of whole reservoir and is beautiful in the summer as there is a leat half way down with a secret walk. Well known to locals and great to explore

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Whilst staying with family for Christmas, I decided I'd pay a visit to Burrator, having researched things to do in Devon, on Trip Advisor. Parking in the Quarry Car Park, it's a 5 minute wander to the reservoir. You're greeted by the grey stone of the dam, behind which is the reservoir itself. The reservoir is about 4 miles around... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A very pleasant reservoir to walk around. Try walking all the way round it. Good for kids too. Try choosing a sunny day in either summer or winter. However, swimming is not allowed!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Couple of walks, bike options, all of it. Beautiful views and well worth it whatever you choose. If you like to walk, this is the place. If you want a tougher walk, you can. Just the area I guess, but for a 2 hour walk on a Sunday? yep

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very good. Very good for running around also keeping the kids entertained in the forest. Amazing views

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a great place for both friends and family. Great for a day outdoors. Just cycle around or walk. Can get busy during the summer months and difficult to find a parking spot. Can take up to couple of hours for a leisurely walk if with children. Definitely recommend visiting when in Plymouth!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place has to be one of the best places that I've walk the dog. Beautiful scenery the family would love a good walk

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Definitely a lovely place for a walk around on the moors. Beautiful views, not too steep and plenty of places to park. There can be particularly nice views at sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have thoroughly enjoyed our stroll on Sunday. Having recently had a baby it was brilliant to get out again, terrain is suitable for a pram, no steep hills and loads of places to park, or have a picnic (on a dry day). Would certainly be coming back, this time on a bike.

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