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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 Scenery

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... read more

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

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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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nothing to dislike about this place. Great walks. Scenery.ice cream van. Pub up road. Waterfall sheep horses .

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

An excellent 1 hour to 90 minute walk - all on the flat. Lots of parking areas & an interesting variety of views.

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Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We walked around the reservoir following a Collins walk book of Dartmoor and found geocahes en route. We parked at the quarry car park and walked to the reservoir then down to Drake's Leat. Followed the path down to Meavy which has a quintessential village green with church and pub overlooking the green. Then up through Sheepstor and onto Sheeps... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Quite simply my favorite place. It doesnt matter if you are climbing one of the 6 tors that overlook the reservoir or walking in the stunning woodland around it you will be breath taken no matter the weather :-) i have been walking around Burrator for 10+ years and im still discovering new things to see. Please go and take... More 

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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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