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Burrator Reservoir

Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
01822 855700
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Ranked #4 of 118 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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Plymouth
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65 reviews 65 reviews
5 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very peaceful nice scenery good for photography especially in the Autumn when the trees are changing colour. Take a picnic

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Horrabridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A great place to try letterboxing with the kids just take a pad and stamp pad, have a good look around the rocks off the track Sheeps tor is a good starting point, lovely views to be had too.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A lovely place to walk around. Weekends can be very busy. Have walked around the reservoir on several occasions. There is an abundance of wildlife around. I have been fortunate to see at times herons, geese, ducks, dippers, foxes and muncjac deer and not to mention the Dartmoor ponies with their foals at this time of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Hadn't been since I was a child and thought it would be nice to go and explore. Myself and my family really enjoyed the walk right around the reservoir, tiring but lovely! Would recommend it to anyone.

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geminibabe1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Just be careful with cars. Cant really let the dogs off unless you go into the gated parts in the wooded areas. Wildlife on the paths so if your dog likes to chase best off keeping him on the lead!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a fantastic place for running with the reservoir being 4mile to finish. You can run on the Tarmac road which is nice and flat, free from trip hazards with a choice of running on trails off road if you wish. No risk of being run over unlike the city but you do get the occasional idiot who thinks... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

always go here with family and friends for a walk in all weathers to relax and spend time outside!. great views and space to take your time on a long walk/exercise. lovely day out with whoever in all weathers!

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Houston, Texas
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39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

While coming back from a lunch out on the Moors, we stopped here just to relax. We walked along the reservoir, and it was a perfect view. The water was high [the marker was just below 218'] and the water was calm. We must have been there at a perfect time, everything was so green, the sky was a brilliant... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Burrrator Reservoir looks amazing from a distance - more like Swiss scenery then English, with the tors, pine trees, and water of the reservoir glinting in the sunshine. Sadly you can't get close to it very easily because of the trees. But take a little road round it and stop by the moss covered trees and little car park. A... More

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A charming feature of the area - we had a simple drive round, but would have loved more time - and bicycles, maybe ! If you're there, be sure to take some side roads (narrow lanes, but so worth seeing). There are quaint small villages, scenic tors, and excellent views from the south, a 'high' route, and worth the trouble.

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