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“Dartmoor at its best” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Reservoir
Ranked #4 of 169 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
plymouth
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Dartmoor at its best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

A fantastic day out just a short drive from Plymouth. Its got the lot great walks up and around the Torrs babling streams for kids and dogs, wonderful views and the reservoir itself forming a beautiful lake best seen from the tops of the torrs.

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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“Great walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2012

A lovely spot, with great views from sheeps tor. A great walk at any time of year.

Visited January 2012
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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“Lovely spot.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

Pretty reservoir. Walk up nearby Sheeps Tor for some fantastic views across Dartmoor and out to Plymouth Sound.

Visited February 2012
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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2012

Amazing place.
Such a great place to visit. you can walk, sit, cycle.
A great place for the whole family.
Shame about the inconsiderate dog owners that leave piles of dog poo on paths..... Thanks for that!

Visited January 2012
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Plympton, United Kingdom
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“Tranquil...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

and atmospheric. Lovely place to stroll about and so much to look at in such a small area of the moor.

Visited February 2012
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