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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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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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Burrator Reservoir is tucked away behind the village of Dousland (which is two or three miles further on from Yelverton, best visited by car (though there is a bus service direct... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Burrator Reservoir is tucked away behind the village of Dousland (which is two or three miles further on from Yelverton, best visited by car (though there is a bus service direct to the reservoir, it is none too frequent). It is also walkable from Dousland and Meavy (and cycleable). One at the reservoir there is relatively little to do other... More 

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Plymouth, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful and beautiful lake to visit which is a jewel for Plymothians. Best enjoyed if you're fit and able to walk around it but equally pleasant if you drive half way around, park up and then take a modest stroll. Near the Head Weir (where most cars park) you can walk up the fairly gentle slopes on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I run this frequently with company or alone and it's a great flat fast route, it also makes a beautiful ronantic walk with a partner.

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Thank mattbetti
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good walk around Burrator reservoir - good paths. It was raining (thankfully not heavy, drizzle and light rain at times) but the paths were marked clearly and even in the rain, it was nice to have a long walk around the lake. Lovely views - worth the walk.

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Thank osina73
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunning views all round and peaceful. Mostly flat to walk on which is extra good if you have and walking difficulties

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Turning off the Princetown road at Dousland (right next to the Burrator inn) bear left over the cattle grid as you leave the village. You can park up immediately and go for a walk, or drive on to the Dam, where there are usually a couple of Ice Cream vans, also public toilets (may be an idea to take your... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place very well cared for. I love it there. The rest of this is just to fill up the hundred character minimum length which trip advisor mistakenly thinks is a good idea

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place to go to think or walk with friends. The views are great and never a let down. I've been going there since I was little with my family and would like to take my family there whenever I have one.

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Thank Ghost4287
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Plenty of parking around the reservoir and the walks can be be as challenging as you like depending on the path you take. Stunning views over the water and wonderful woodlands to explore.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Limitless exploring opportunities.Take the hour and a quarter around the lake by road on foot. Follow the shoreline or take a higher route via Sheepstor and Peak Hill for stunning 360' views. Travel by foot, horse, mobility vehicle, bicycle, car etc Take tracks and paths from main circuit to discover small tors ,woods ,ruins , ruined farms, old quarries, streams... More 

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