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“A pleasant stroll”
Review of Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Reservoir
Ranked #3 of 171 things to do in Plymouth
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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, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
122 reviews
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“A pleasant stroll”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

Many places to park around the perimeter of this reservoir.The walk itself is mainly on the level apart from walking up from Burrator village.Ideal for cyclists also. For the energetic a steady incline of a walk to the top of Sheepstor.The views are idyllic to look right over Burrator.On your descent treat yourself to a Westcountry ice cream.

Visited August 2012
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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“Walking bliss”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Great area for walking as you can get off the road and walk near the water. Beautiful countryside and lots of lovely trees. It must be beautiful in the Autumn.

Visited September 2012
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United Kingdom
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“Stunning”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is one of my favourite part of dartmoor. so many people complain its just endless heathland but when you see places as beautiful as this you would disagree. lovely for a walk in the sun, or even when it's not sunny. breathtaking!

Visited March 2012
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful.”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

What a beautiful place Burrator is, its lovely to walk around and I have seen many a cyclist enjoying themselves there. The Reservoir is so beautiful that my father just had to paint a picture of it.

Visited October 2011
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“Long walk”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

Great if you are a walker, but I didn't get much out of it as I wandered round with my dogs. There's nothing much to look at really

Visited March 2012
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