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Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
+44 1822 855700
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Best place for a winter walk, or summer jog!

Burrator is my favourite place to go, we love the long but gentle walk around the reservoir. Theres... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom

There are a variety of routes around the reservoir - the main road around is tarmac and just under... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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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 5 days ago

Burrator is my favourite place to go, we love the long but gentle walk around the reservoir. Theres no particular parking spots, you just park at the side of the road, and usually there is more than enough space. If you dont fancy doing the...More

Thank Katie6sh
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a variety of routes around the reservoir - the main road around is tarmac and just under 5km around it. There are also trails through the surrounding woodland or closer to the water. Plenty of parking available, and no charges for that. It's...More

Thank HoneyBadgerBex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During the snowy spell in December, we walked around Burrator reservoir. lovely refreshing 4-5 mile walk which took us 90 minutes.

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice walk round Burrator on New Years Day. It was drizzling but was still a lovely place to have a stroll the damn is amazing. It was my first visit and I was impressed. Will go back in the summer.

Thank lynebbs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go to Burrator to fish for trout in beautiful surroundings on the edge of Dartmoor and a short drive from Plymouth. Though a Victorian reservoir it seems like a large lake fringed with mature trees and green hills. There are footpaths and a narrow...More

Thank MichealCanaole
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk as a group of friends. Nice spot for a picnic with beautiful scenery. However not much shelter if weather was to change.

Thank F315KRrebeccas
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

A fabulous place to visit for walking. Lots of beautiful views across the Reservoir itself & plenty of little public access tracks to get away from the road. Absolutely fantastic for dogs. A very interesting looking visitor centre too which was unfortunately closed when I...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 27 November 2017

I wrote a review in February 2017 and have continued to visit Burrator during much of 2017 visiting again in November 2017 with my Mum (who hadn't been before). We took a walk around on a crisp wintery day and enjoyed the scenery, waterfalls and...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We visited twice whilst on holiday in the area. The first time we just did a simple walk around one side of the reservoir and back due to the inclement weather. The second time we did the full circuit. Having our dog with us -...More

Thank SindersDorset
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This place is perfect if you want to get away from it all. A fairly easy circular route for walking, running, cycling or driving. No matter what season or weather this place is a must for nature lovers or people who just want to relax...More

Thank Nick0506
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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