We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Burrator Reservoir”
Review of Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Reservoir
Ranked #3 of 171 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Burrator Reservoir”
Reviewed April 26, 2012

Great area at all times of year. The rhododendrons are really wonderful at this time of year.Good area for cycling and walking.

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank E R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

653 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    444
    176
    27
    5
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
plymouth UK
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“i go all the time”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Beautiful walks easy or harder, woodland and open moor

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank mcmayhem
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Devon
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Walkers Paradise”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

Fantastic,peaceful and quite a long walk.Downside,lack of refreshment facilities and public convenience.

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank chrisnmikeDevon
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“busy but unget-able”
Reviewed April 19, 2012

always busy, attractive scenery, but impossible to walk all round the lake apart from on tarmac

Visited April 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank David J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Well worth a trip”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

A great walk, run or ride for everyone to enjoy.
Parking is normally easy.

Visited January 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank xxxplymjack
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Burrator Reservoir also viewed

 

Been to Burrator Reservoir? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing