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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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Have had much fun cycling and dog walking. I love the place. YES there are toilets and an information centre. Please walk round the hole thing there is so much.

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

Have had much fun cycling and dog walking. I love the place. YES there are toilets and an information centre. Please walk round the hole thing there is so much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely walk around the reservoir, used to go around on bike as a child, nice on a family walk, bike ride. Wouldn't want to do it on my own tho, but people do they jog/run around. Nice in the winter and summer. Few animals on the way around, a tor and a little waterfall. Lovely.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

One of Plymouth's best attractions. Climb the Tors either side and get a great view of the reservoir. On a nice day you cant beat the view on top of the Tors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great place for a walk with family young or old. A great place to watch the seasons change. See if you can find the waterfall, well worth a look.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stunning walks and views. Perfect for a early morning run or place to have Picnic with the family. A place you must visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Amazing place to visit and walk around close to nature and wild ponies and sheep The reservoir and the visitor centre

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Burrator Reservoir is a reservoir on the south side of Dartmoor in the English county of Devon. It is one of a number of reservoirs and dams that were built over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries in the area now covered by Dartmoor National Park to supply drinking water to the city of Plymouth and other rapidly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It takes about an hour to walk the complete circuit (nearly 4 miles) around the road , a bit longer if the paths by the water are used. Whatever the season, whatever the weather there is always something to see. The free visitors' centre is a mine of useful information and well worth a visit by old and young alike.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Love this area, it's just a great place for walks, wether it is around the reservoir itself or following the old railway lines, just a great place. A hike to Sheepstor is close by as well with spectacular views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The reservoir is surrounded by walks and nice Dartmoor park walks and as long as dogs are kept on a lead offer a lovely relaxing flatish walk with nice views.

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