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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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Lovely spot

The scenery here is really lovely and it is a great place for a walk and an ice cream from the van. Nearby is where War Horse was filmed and the kids loved that.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The scenery here is really lovely and it is a great place for a walk and an ice cream from the van. Nearby is where War Horse was filmed and the kids loved that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A very popular area for hikers and casual walkers alike. it is a very easy place to walk mostly on tarmacand and is flat, you can walk all the way around or part way it is about 5 miles all the way around.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The peace and quiet are broken only by the sound of birds and rushing streams as you walk along secluded paths.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

lots of walks around the reservoir or explore the moorland from here. good for walkers and cyclists.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

From the dam, a leisurely drive around the lake passes many parking spots, from which you can take a short walk or hike up onto the moor. Pathways are marked, but care is needed to dress appropriately with stout footwear as the walker is soon out of earshot from visitors and in semi-wild countryside. Accessed from a narrow road toward... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Brilliant place to walk, run, bike or take your kids. You can walk for hours or just a short walk. Lots of places to park and start / finish your visit. Very picturesque.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you would like to go on a nice long but easy walk close to the moors then this is the place. The walk goes right around the reservoir so you can start at either end and you end up back to where you start after about an hour and a half. It is all pretty flat with a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is always a much loved place to visit, peaceful even on busy days. So much to see and do, the dam, the walk, the aboreteum the tors, a long walk around is about 4 miles but is an easy walk and not many hills

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Excellent dog walks all around the reservoir but beware of under current and note no swimming allowed. The back route from walkhampton offers the best view of whole reservoir and is beautiful in the summer as there is a leat half way down with a secret walk. Well known to locals and great to explore

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Whilst staying with family for Christmas, I decided I'd pay a visit to Burrator, having researched things to do in Devon, on Trip Advisor. Parking in the Quarry Car Park, it's a 5 minute wander to the reservoir. You're greeted by the grey stone of the dam, behind which is the reservoir itself. The reservoir is about 4 miles around... More 

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