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“great walk”
Review of Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Reservoir
Ranked #3 of 171 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.
Reviewed August 26, 2013

just had a lovely walk around burrator reservoir with the family took about 2 hours but it was worth it nice ice cream to finish.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Had a lovely walk around the reservoir, spectacular views and scenery but beware it does take around 2 and a half hours to get around, its not a hard walk and is mostly flat.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

This is one of the most amazing easily accessible places on the moors, there is all sorts of adventures to be had here. I have a family of four children, wife and dog. With all of these in tow there are simple paths and beautiful scenery to absorb. And to top it off there is nearly always an ice-cream van waiting at one end. With one child and a dog there are woodlands surrounding that are great fun to explore of the beaten track. I have gone many a night walk around here with my 8 year old and he loves going. I have been there once when there was a heavy drought and there are remains of an ancient settlement - building foundations, stone bridges, paths etc. This coupled with various small old buildings around the reservoir gives it interest and sparks young imagination. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Fiatt29
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

whats not to like, fantastic scenery on dartmoor, wonderful setting and views, you can even have a real devon ice cream '99 and take in the air

Thank shawchef
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Great view of reservoir from top of Sheeps Tor. Good circular walk. Uphill stretch from pub after lunch was a challenge!

Thank MojoPo
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