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“What Autumn Days Were Made For!”
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.
Hayle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“What Autumn Days Were Made For!”
Reviewed 18 September 2013 via mobile

Spent a dry, yet chilly couple of hours wandering the mainly-flat Tarmac route around the reservoir. The walk was pleasant, with many people also using it, including runners, other walkers and cyclists. The walk is roughly four miles long - just right for an easy walk with friends.

Visited September 2013
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Kent, United Kingdom
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“Lovely place to walk, cycle, jog....”
Reviewed 16 September 2013

So fresh and clean. You can go all the way round. Do some or just have a little gander round. It is a great place to go with the family or on your own to clear your head. Burrator is a place of outstanding beauty. Visit if you can

Visited July 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“dartmoor at its best”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

unfortunately the water level is going down so not so attractive as usual. But still very pretty and worth a walk or drive around need your hiking boots on though as long way to walk all around.

Visited August 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“great walk”
Reviewed 26 August 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.

Visited August 2013
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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“excellent walk”
Reviewed 25 August 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.

Visited August 2013
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