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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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Beautiful old reservoir

Beautiful old reservoir, worth a bike ride to and around on a nice day. Some nice pubs not too far away, and a walk to sheep tour/on the moors can never harm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Beautiful old reservoir, worth a bike ride to and around on a nice day. Some nice pubs not too far away, and a walk to sheep tour/on the moors can never harm.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

A good place for a fairly flat walk around the reservoir, enjoy the scenery and fresh air. Popular on fine weather weekend so parking is sometimes an issue. Weekends usually see a refreshment van situated just off of the main dam.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

ability for all family to walk and enjoy scenery as is mainly flat and can park cars easily at the start well sign posted

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If just want somewhere peaceful (at times) to walk around and to enjoy one of Dartmoor's visual spectacles Burrator Reservoir is the place to go. Burrator reservoir supplies Plymouth with it's domestic water supply. The reservoir covers the now drowned village of Burrator and was originally built around 1895 and has been extended in between times

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Fantastic day out for the family if you are into walking and exploring. A visit to the visitor centre is a must. Don't expect gift shops and tea rooms which in my opinion is a bonus !

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Good place midst of mountains and bigger than average reservoir! It has a nice walking / cycling train around the reservoir!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A lovely reservoir with Burrator Dam at one end and a circular road around the reservoir. Lovely woods, waterfall and of course the still water of the reservoir. Lots of joggers and plenty of free parking along the route.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I adore this place, so quiet in the week. Lots of family fun in the summer. Lots of wildlife & the stunning waterfall. You can walk around the lake or drive close to it.plus you've got the Burrator Inn close by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

a lovely walk around the reservoir, the area is being managed with interesting features and paths. the walk is about 5 miles around and is very popular as a walk or as a cycle route. there are plenty of sensible places to park so be patient and park sensibly!

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Lovely views of the reservoir as you drive around the road. Parked by the Arboretum and walked around, lots of points of interest for both children and adults to read on the walk around. Can be a bit muddy some places.

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