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Burrator Reservoir

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Address: Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
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Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply...

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.

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Great place to walk or cycle, wild and beautiful scenery.Peaceful and.a nice.place for walking.the dog.

Reviewed 26 April 2016
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Great place to walk or cycle, wild and beautiful scenery.Peaceful and.a nice.place for walking.the dog.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

A beautiful reservior in Dartmoor National Park which can be walked around (about 1-2 hours) as can much of the surrounding area. Good for dogs.

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Thank Jean L
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The most popular walking at Burrator reservoir is the flat road walking all the way round, but with a little effort you can walk up the hills around and get fabulous views across the reservoir itself and the surrounding area. Try Down Tor from the Norsworthy Bridge or Sheeps Tor or Leather Tor, all easily reached from the reservoir.

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Thank Robin M
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Burritor Reservoir is around a 30 minute drive north of Plymouth city centre. It is a great place to visit for a family or couples picnic, the views are spectacular. You feel a million miles away from city life. There is good access around the reservoir for parking. It is also a great link for those of you who are... More 

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Thank James W
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Simply a largest reservoir with 4 miles of road following its perimeter. A variety of off road footpaths give access to the moors and forests.

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Thank Mike E
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The reservoir is set in Dartmoor. It's a good 3to 4mile walk around so put on good walking shoes. The scenery is beautiful as it is completely surrounded by the beauty that is Dartmoor. It's also on the flat making it a very pleasant and leisurely walk for a couple of hours. Parking is available and there is also an... More 

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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Burrator is a gorgeous place to visit if you enjoy the outdoors, quiet location, and beautiful scenery. You can either stick to the roads or get off the beaten track and walk along the pathways through the tree's with the water to the side of you. It's a great place to walk your dog (although must be kept on leads... More 

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Thank Tim H
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

I have visited Burrator on many occasions and there are so many different and varying walks to do. Stunning moorland location with the advantage of water and river walks. Difficult to believe you are in England sometimes. Lovely.

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Thank Valerie T
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Reviewed 24 April 2016

Great day out especially if you like walking. Lots of lovely walks to do and the scenery is lovely, definitely a lovely place to visit.

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Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Nice walk with beautiful view, sunny perfect day out with my family. If you love walking this is the place to go!

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