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Burrator Reservoir

Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
01822 855700
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Ranked #4 of 120 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Pack up your troubles when you visit this beautiful spot. Lovely walks. Wild ponies, cattle and sheep dotted around. Idyllic.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Nice quiet place with easy walking places for anyone with mobility problems. Any time of the year there is something lovely to see

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london, uk
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Nice walk. Took a very slow 2 hours. Nice day trip from the centre of plymouth. Don't go if its a rainy day though

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Could do with a restaurant or food place there but ridiculously good views and a lot of history and a lot of people don't even know it's there! Takes about an hour or so to walk around, good for cycling or walking dogs

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Took a few friends here when they come to visit from Leeds.enjoyed a 2hour walk around the reservoir and then a picnic. amazing man made waterfall at the end of the walk.good photo opportunity and nice are to swim at the start of the reservoir by the river.good girls day out :)

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I've known and explored Burrator all my life - and it still holds the same fascination today as it did on my first visit. A fantastic mix of man made reservoir (although forget any notion of some concrete monstrosity), surrounded on almost all sides by mature woodland. Mix in some fabulous history from before the Bronze Age, right through Medieval... More

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Plymouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very peaceful nice scenery good for photography especially in the Autumn when the trees are changing colour. Take a picnic

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Horrabridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A great place to try letterboxing with the kids just take a pad and stamp pad, have a good look around the rocks off the track Sheeps tor is a good starting point, lovely views to be had too.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A lovely place to walk around. Weekends can be very busy. Have walked around the reservoir on several occasions. There is an abundance of wildlife around. I have been fortunate to see at times herons, geese, ducks, dippers, foxes and muncjac deer and not to mention the Dartmoor ponies with their foals at this time of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Hadn't been since I was a child and thought it would be nice to go and explore. Myself and my family really enjoyed the walk right around the reservoir, tiring but lovely! Would recommend it to anyone.

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