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“Pleasant for a stroll”
Review of Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Reservoir
Ranked #3 of 172 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.
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Pleasant for a stroll”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

About 4 miles to walk around - a really pleasant stroll! Especially on a sunny evening!

Visited March 2012
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Saltash, Cornwall
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“Burrator”
Reviewed April 29, 2012

Great views, you can walk drive or cycle all the way around dont forget to get a "Williy's" ice cream by the dam (best in the region). Great place for a picnic

Visited April 2012
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
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“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
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plymouth UK
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20 reviews
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“i go all the time”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Beautiful walks easy or harder, woodland and open moor

Visited April 2012
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Devon
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“Walkers Paradise”
Reviewed April 22, 2012

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

Visited April 2012
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