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Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
+44 1822 855700
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Nice walk just outside town!

The burrator reservoir is really nice and worth a visit if you've never been. It can be easily... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Federica P
Something here for every age group to enjoy.

Burrator reservoir offers outstanding views of Dartmoor, coupled with a brilliantly informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
+44 1822 855700

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The burrator reservoir is really nice and worth a visit if you've never been. It can be easily reached either by bus ( target travel company/ stagecoach), by bike or by car. There is parking available near the lake. The route is circular and easy,...More

Thank Federica P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Burrator reservoir offers outstanding views of Dartmoor, coupled with a brilliantly informative Discovery Centre, manned by knowledgeable staff and volunteers. You can while away a hour or more learning about the history, geology, geography and natural history of the area and spend as long as...More

Thank car0line2811
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been enjoying the area surrounding Burrator Reservoir for many years. The reservoir and surrounding managed forests are all made-made/planted but managed is such a way to have created such a beautiful "natural" environment. You can stay on the flat circular route around the...More

Thank derekgbaker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great for a walk around for an hour picturesque place cycle friendly, ice cream, and picknick ideal. you can also go onto the more a little if you don't want to go too far and get lost a must if you visit Plymouth or Dartmoor.

Thank david75_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Panoramic views at its best. So peaceful and not commercialise . Ideal for bike rides or just plain walking. It's where I go to blow away all my troubles. It can get popular in the summer months, but you will always find a parking place....More

Thank Sid N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So lucky to live very close but find dont visit enough. Lovely early evening walk and felt like you were in the mountains of Austria

Thank TrishaCollins2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for running or cycling, or walking. Some lovely views to be found alongside the lake, Overall gives a pretty profound sense of peace at times

1  Thank Diskddo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go here quite regular as we are local. Plenty of nice walks, kids love exploring this area. Also good on bicycles

Thank julialogan1982
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Burrator is a great place to walk around for a nice gentle stroll around quiet country lanes. It is also a good starting point for a more adventurous walk up onto the moor. It is close to Down tor and the ancient stone circles and...More

Thank Tony C
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I love Burrator Resevoir. There's a lovely walk that's fairly even, with no massive hills in a beautiful and scenic area. Parking is reasonable and there's usually an ice cream van to top off your walk! :) Even if you don't fancy the walk, you...More

Thank Gobbalino
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Emily R
15 April 2015|
Response from Neil R | Property representative |
The number 48 bus runs from Royal Parade to Burrator Dam on Sundays and bank holidays... I hope this helps