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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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Burrator Reservoir

Walk,cycle,drive. Especially like a paddle. Sometimes there's a mobile chippy turns up at Yelverton so you can enjoy a hearty meal after a long walk. Campsites close by, pubs and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Walk,cycle,drive. Especially like a paddle. Sometimes there's a mobile chippy turns up at Yelverton so you can enjoy a hearty meal after a long walk. Campsites close by, pubs and a coop. It's great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to visit at any time of the year. Today was exceptional with plenty of visitors of all ages taking advantage of the good weather. The recently opened Burrator Discovery centre is worth special mention. Volunteers man this building and are a fount of knowledge on all things relating to the locality. The Totem Pole outside deserves a mention.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We usually go to burrator when the mother-in-law is down and it is a very nice walk with lovely scenery and wildlife to see. its limited on parking and most people will park literally anywhere so be prepared for some manoeuvring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to visit, enjoy a stroll around the reservoir, which is around 4 miles, but fairly flat & manageable. Prefer going here 'out of season' as it does tend to get a little crowded!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just the right length of walk took us around two hours to walk round. Some lovely views across the dam and most of the walk is almost on the shore line. Some of the walk is on the road but areas can be actual shoreline. Some of the small streams running into the dam can be walked along and explored... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

There are good points and bad points. There is no doubt that the views you get from standing on the reservoir damn are superb. If the water levels are down a bit you can walk round at least half of the reservoir with the reservoir in view. However, you can't cross the river very easily at the other end and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

beautiful views, lovely flat route to go for a bimble on a sunny day. Take the long route or the short, lots of people out jogging. Free parking. Ice cream van either at the start or the end!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's a great walk around the reservoir (in rain or shine). There's a brilliant view from Sheepstor if you divert off the circular route a bit. It's especially nice to finish with an ice cream if it's a nice day. Parking can be a bit of a squeeze at peak times though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

wonderful views a great walk lovely area! not much parking and has only one loo! dont forget your camera!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

To be honest the walk looks good but disappoints in so many areas. You only get views of the reservoir in a few areas of the walk.

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Address: Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
Phone Number: 01822 855700
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