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Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
+44 1822 855700
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always a lovely walk

One of my favourite places, you can either walk around or drive around depending on your mood. It... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Good picnic spot

A very good place to walk, close to Plymouth. Nice views, especially if you follow the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jim B
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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” (48 reviews)
Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
+44 1822 855700

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Reviewed 6 days ago

One of my favourite places, you can either walk around or drive around depending on your mood. It is an easy walk with stopping places for picnics and it relatively flat, when you have walked around it there is nearly always an ice cream van...More

Thank susan952
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good place to walk, close to Plymouth. Nice views, especially if you follow the watercourses across the hillside. Lots of nice places to stop for a picnic.

Thank Jim B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some 15 miles from Plymouth situated in Dartmoor at the base of Sheepstor Village. There are no watersports here but as a recreational area i.e. walking and cycling and exploring it is a superb area to be in. If you are going off the road...More

Thank bert s
Reviewed 1 week ago

To have such beauty on your doorstep is fantastic, path around the reservoir is very even and kind on the feet, take a nice pace and see what wonderful scenery is there its stunning & free. for others who want a more physical pursuit running/...More

Thank kbailey55
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not easy to get to the side of the reservoir near the main bridge but further round you can go down the bank through the trees and explore the shore line. The views across the "lake" are beautiful and the route takes you...More

Thank Gil B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to walk a dog, around the lake on a level, circular path. To ride a bicycle on the mostly traffic free, but somewhat hilly road around the lake, or to hike in the hills and moorlands above. Nowhere to buy stuff to eat,...More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just wonderful girl getting away from the Rat Race. We did the whole walk around. It flat and no hills.

Thank justmecatherine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great location for family's to walk ... bring the dog aswell ...not so good in wet weather as not much cover .. but great any other time

Thank gary l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a favourite place to go for a walk in the stunning landscape surrounding the reservoir. Do take the high path to the west of the reservoir dam along the line of the dismantled railway for fine views. Continue along the leat and lanes...More

Thank Robertscargill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely walk with beautiful views and lots of birds and animals to see, followed by a cheeky ice-cream :)

Thank Woobster
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14 November 2017|
Response from Neil R | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. I'm afraid this is not a facility that is provided at the moment. Best wishes
Emily R
16 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