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Burrator Reservoir

Address: Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
Phone Number: 01822 855700
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Ranked #3 of 91 Attractions in Plymouth
Type: Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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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.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Couple of walks, bike options, all of it. Beautiful views and well worth it whatever you choose. If you like to walk, this is the place. If you want a tougher walk, you can. Just the area I guess, but for a 2 hour walk on a Sunday? yep

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very good. Very good for running around also keeping the kids entertained in the forest. Amazing views

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a great place for both friends and family. Great for a day outdoors. Just cycle around or walk. Can get busy during the summer months and difficult to find a parking spot. Can take up to couple of hours for a leisurely walk if with children. Definitely recommend visiting when in Plymouth!

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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This place has to be one of the best places that I've walk the dog. Beautiful scenery the family would love a good walk

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Definitely a lovely place for a walk around on the moors. Beautiful views, not too steep and plenty of places to park. There can be particularly nice views at sunset.

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HCMC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have thoroughly enjoyed our stroll on Sunday. Having recently had a baby it was brilliant to get out again, terrain is suitable for a pram, no steep hills and loads of places to park, or have a picnic (on a dry day). Would certainly be coming back, this time on a bike.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Young or old this is a lovely place for all. To walk around the entire reservoir is just short of four miles. Lots of nature trails for everyone.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

went with family for picnic and walk on the moors .Despite the latter mist that rolled in the climb the views was fantastic

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Devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Lovely scenery and a Great place to walk or have a picnic. Beware of some dog walkers who allow their animals to run out of control off the lead and of course the dog fouling.

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plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Walking is a pleasure at Burrator Reservoir. Flat walking for different level walkers. Views a plenty with some breath-taking scenery. Highly recommended.

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