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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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The most Idealic spot on Dartmoor National Park.

The most Idealic spot on Dartmoor National Park. An area very popular with walkers and sightseers. Takes some beating for a pretty, moorland, day out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The most Idealic spot on Dartmoor National Park. An area very popular with walkers and sightseers. Takes some beating for a pretty, moorland, day out.

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

This is a beautiful place to go walking. Weekdays are best as weekends are busier. Finish up with a devon ice cream.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Been to burrator reservoir several times in recent years. Nice and quiet area but no toilets or refreshments served apart from the odd ice cream van. On sunny days a place to sit and relax as you can the whole way around the reservoir. This takes about 2 hours. Will visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent value for money food very good standard always busy, staff very professional , parking no problem. Pick the right day and you have good live entertainment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There are wonderful views and lots of walks. peace and quiet for fishing on the lake as well.Easy access to the moors from here .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I love to bring my grand daughter here. Panoramic views, trees in leaf again, bird song, friendly passers by. Safe walking, solid underfoot for toddlers. Easy access from Plymouth. Beautiful area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The scenery is wild and rugged, however a popular place for Plymouth locals to visit at weekends. A road goes right around the reservoir so it is suitable for baby buggies and bikes. Turnoffs into the woods brings more challenge to the experienced walker. Rivers and streams should be treated with care. Ice cream vans are there to greet you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Ideal for all, the roadway around Burrator is on level even ground. So suitable for the whole family, even buggys and wheelchairs. See wild Dartmoor Ponies, Sheep, Rare Birds and other wildlife. Only one set of toilets near the bridge, then it is approx 4 miles back to them, if you stick to the roadway. A few flowing streams and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great beauty spot only a quick ride in the car from Plymouth centre. Nice for a walk round the water, or if like me you love a spot of fishing then Burrator offers great day ticket fishing for rainbow and brown trout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If you enjoy rural walks by the waterside, this cannot be surpassed. If you are an angler, get a licence and get cracking.

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Address: Address: Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
Phone Number: 01822 855700
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Plymouth

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