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Burrator Reservoir

Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
01822 855700
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Ranked #4 of 117 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Bodies of Water
Owner description: Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and rugged Dartmoor tors. The reservoir is popular... more » 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. « less
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Petersham, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Nowhere is like Burrator Reservoir. It is Absolutely breathtaking. Beautiful pristine part of the world.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Go to Burrator and climb Sheepstor - it's as though you have not breathed as deeply as you will here. The magic of Dartmoor.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A really great place to walk, there are many beautiful views over the reservoir and into Dartmoor. Parking is easy as you can park in loads of places around the perimeter of the reservoir.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Nice walking around and about the area. There are loo's by the bridge (when open)! safe walking and great views; easy to break off the road and do off road walking, even to head out to the moor

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you want something a little more rugged and sensational than the flat, circular walk around the reservoir itself, continue past the masses and park at Grid Ref SX 579673. From here, bear NW and walk past the stone circle, cross the leat and then bear west which then takes you up the gentle slope to Sheeps Tor. This particular... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This reservoir is good for a round walk of about an hour. On weekends there are far too many cars circling the reservoir, half of them just going around as they are not sure where to park. Most of the walk is on a road and not always right by reservoir. Prefer Siblyback Reservoir, it's safer environment and you are... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

It was drizzling when we came to the reservoir. But the greenery was splendid. Very picturesque! But, we were there passing through mainly to get to St. Leonard's church to visit the White Rajah's mausoleum. It was very remote and "out-of-the-way" but I guess that must be the reason why the late James Brooke decided to retire there. The surrounding... More

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Beautiful place, flat so easy going if you just fancy a nice stroll. Sit on the benches and admire the view, don't rush!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Visited here on a weekend break, amazed by the type of people it attacts from walkers to runners from cyclists to nature lovers , it was lovely just heading off in any direction and seeing where we would end up, I aim to come back with my trail shoes .

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

After a week of rain Burrator Reservoir is a good place to visit when the reservoir is full and it is going over the top. Park the car and see the waterfall and walk all the way round - it is well worth it

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