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Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
+44 1822 855700
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Lovely place to go with young or old, can do long, demanding walks or short, easy ones and great... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jo-Anne W
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Lovely walk

Burritos attracts lots of people from Plymouth during the holidays and weekends due to it’s easy... 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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“lovely walk” (50 reviews)
“dartmoor ponies” (13 reviews)
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Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
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"lovely walk"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"off road"
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"bike ride"
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"natural beauty"
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"old railway"
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"lovely place to visit"
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"public toilets"
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"dog walkers"
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"sunny day"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to go with young or old, can do long, demanding walks or short, easy ones and great views all round. Can visit the Learning Centre and talk to guides. Activities laid on too - just check out the website.

Thank Jo-Anne W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Burritos attracts lots of people from Plymouth during the holidays and weekends due to it’s easy access to the city. If you want to really enjoy it I would go during the week when it’s quieter. It’s a great location with lovely Tors all around...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sheepstor is a must climb to see the amazing views of Dartmoor and abouts. The view of the reservoir from there is amazing. After the climb up the Tor and back down we chose to drive around the reservoir, rather than walk the 5 odd...More

Thank MummyB46
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful place to walk, cycle and just be grateful for the beautiful surroundings. The visitor centre is great to hire for private party's too.

Thank Katewildheart
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here is one of the most besutiful places that i have ever been. You can go around the lake by car. The scenery is amazing. Lots of horses and sheeps eating grass. Downside is it does not have restaurants or coffee shops nearby.

Thank Fd89
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

At the far end of the dam is a car park, where bread crumbs are often spread on a rock and lots of tit, squirrels and even the occasional shy Jay can be see

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

We walk here a lot and enjoy walking the road which is a circular walk and reasonably flat. It is good also to drive partly around the reservoir and have a walk around the arboretum, this is boarded walkway and can be a little slippery...More

Thank susan952
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A great walk with great views. Sheep, cows and horses you may bump into on the route around but all ok. Well worth a visit

Thank Donna J
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Great place for a cycle, about 3 1/2 miles around. Beautiful vistas , get out and go for a walk or a cycle. Some great routes both inside the perimeter fence or outside on the roads. Traffic is at a bear minimum. Explore

Thank garyolly
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Beautiful in the late spring and early summer not so good in the winter , Mist and rain . Grate for short walks round the dam or on the meany tracks there's a nice board walk for wheel chair acces at the far end of...More

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Jannerbloke
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Thank you for your enquiry. I'm afraid this is not a facility that is provided at the moment. Best wishes
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Emily R
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The number 48 bus runs from Royal Parade to Burrator Dam on Sundays and bank holidays... I hope this helps
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