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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 Trip into the Past

Our group of Seniors thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Discovery Centre the highlight of which was the excellent talk given by Brian Poole about the Princetown Railway. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Princetown, United Kingdom

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Princetown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our group of Seniors thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Discovery Centre the highlight of which was the excellent talk given by Brian Poole about the Princetown Railway. The railway closed in 1956 and Brian has collected and collated many photographs of the stations and employees taken before it's demise. Many of our group recognised several of the people captured... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my partner went for a walk. We started on the road path but then cut in to walking around the Reservoir. That's much better it's a little uneven in places but worth the climb. We took some beautiful picture and it was so peaceful. In total it was around an hour and a half but we did take... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love it here! Such a lovely walk around! Can get very busy when the sun is out! But nice to bring a picnic and chill.

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Thank FoodieMcFoodface
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely area lots of good walks beautiful scenery, never seems to too many people, can always find a quiet spot near a babbling stream

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Thank 306roger
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant place, for walking cycling and fishing lots of tracks through the woods and up onto the moors. The views from the tors across the moors stunning on a good day. The road can get busy,but you only have got to go a short distance and you away into Dartmoor national park. There are a number of village nearby by... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely tranquil place to visit.. You can either drive or walk completely around the reservoir, take a detour up through the trees and climb Sheepstor, it's not steep! A wonderful place for a picnic and to enjoy the countryside and not too far from Plymouth to just go for a short drive out to enjoy the scenery.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there once with my partner and our dog.Was a nice,quiet place,where you can cut off from the world and explore the surroundings.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely peaceful place to take in the scenery and be at one with nature. Lots to explore see and discover

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Thank Petertaz
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Burrutor is a beautiful reservoir and can be rather wild in the winter. I fly fish for rainbow trout, which are stocked by South West Fisheries. At this time of year the water level is about 50% full and you can walk nearly all the around the shore line. For walker this can be done quite away around even when... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Burrator Reservoir offers an easy and flat walk around it's perimeter that will take approximately 1 to 1½ hours. Incredibly scenic whatever the season, you could imagine that you were walking in Canada or Norway instead of Dartmoor. Wether local or visiting the area for the first time, you will not be disappointed. If refreshments are required, there are pubs... More 

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