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Burrator Reservoir

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Address: Burrator Discovery Centre 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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a fine walk

i live about 12 miles from Burrator so it is easy to get to and once there a slow walk around takes about an hour longer if you take advantage of the many areas to stop and have a... read more

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

i live about 12 miles from Burrator so it is easy to get to and once there a slow walk around takes about an hour longer if you take advantage of the many areas to stop and have a picnic and enjoy the views well worth a visitand on the way home a stop in a public house for a... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Pleasant walk around the reservoir.Flat e nought for all ages and abilities and for those more agile you can explore the local hills. There is a visitors room and a Ice cream vendor. Word of caution don't leave valuables in your car as it has been known to have card broken into.

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Thank Rich C
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Burrator is the source of water for Plymouth and is in an idyllic setting. Narrow lanes take you to upper levels where the lake can be seen in it's entirety, and there are ample walks available, of varying lengths. Public toilets are available at the dam and ice cream vans are normally near the dam and at the far end... More 

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Thank Margaret J
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Burrator is a lovely place to walk run or cycle. It is around 3.5 miles approximately to go around it. You can also climb up the hill which when at the top you have a marvellous view all the way to the Sound.

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Thank pamela91
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Walk around, go down to the little beach or climb a tor. Great for cycling, jogging or walking. We always park somewhere different and explore a different part each time we visit. My kids love it and I love to jog around the 4 mile reservoir when I'm on my own.

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Thank 556geraldineb
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Burrator Reservoir is only approximately 40 min drive from Plymouth and well worth a visit and best visited on a fine day to get the best experience. I have visited this lovely idyllic setting many times - sometimes walking around the reservoir which is 3 1/2 mile walk or simply climbing up one of the grassy banks to sit and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The area is very attractive to walk around distance around about four miles easy stroll Can make a longer walk by going off the road Parking good Nearby pubs

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Thank Michael C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walk around the reservoir is stunning especially on a sunny day, just need to keep an eye out for traffic in the narrow bits but it's well worth the time and exercise

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great walking with the dog, easy to get to free car park, might be lucky to see the ice cream van, we walk the dog every one we saw were very friendly, happy to talk when passing, dog loved running in and out the river upto the reservoir, love the view from the top of the moors, we will be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful Reservoir, fantastic for dog walking and nature photography and walking off a big Sunday roast.

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