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Burrator Reservoir

Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
01822 855700
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Ranked #4 of 119 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, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

We visit the Reservoir area quite often. You can either take a walk onto the Moorland, or around the reservoir. Its about 3 3/4 miles, all on tarmac, but quite flat. Cyclists love this area, again because of the flattish roads, but also because its quite a safe area to ride. I recommend a visit.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Lovely scenery and lots of places to park. Walks for every level of competence. Can be busy at weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

both flat walk and you can go up the Moors. There are ice cream fans and nice forests, also able to cycle around it.

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

we parked up with ease, then got out there were toilet facilitys so that was good and a ice cream van we then went for a walk it is a long walk so if you have walking problems might be good idea to drive around it t takes a few hours if your a slow walker as I am but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

new signs up and looks that some work as been done to make visitors welcome. Shame the toilets are still closed,

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

Safe, and beautiful. an ideal walk for the family to work off that Sunday lunch and if you are feeling particulary energetic...go for a climb up Sheep's Tor. You'll sleep like a baby! Give yourself plenty of time during the winter months as it gets very dark pretty quickly.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Beautiful walk for all the family with fantastic views, even had a paddle with the dog. Plenty of places to stop for a picnic, if he weather allows.A lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Burrator Reservoir id an excellent place to watch bird life, also to walk and cycle in reasonable safety and on the level. Carparking is available at various spots but can get rather full at times

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Noosa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A nice 6k walk around the reservoir, lovely views. Tarmac all the way so no need to get your feet wet or muddy if you want to keep clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Decided to hit dartmoor for the day, excellent walk and views, toilets req vast improvement good for cyclists and hikers

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