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Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
+44 1822 855700
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Winter Walk

A fabulous place to visit for walking. Lots of beautiful views across the Reservoir itself & plenty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rachel S
via mobile
I still loving coming here

I wrote a review in February 2017 and have continued to visit Burrator during much of 2017 visiting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tim C
South West England, 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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
+44 1822 855700

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really great place to go at any time of the year for a walk, Cycle or just to admire the views. Set right on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, there is a quiet, flat road that completely laps the Reservoir which is great to...More

Thank Richard785
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently visited as we were looking for a walk that we could time and not be too exhausted at the end. A circular walk is always good as there is no walking back over previously covered ground. Also this walk was for the most part...More

Thank hombre74
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 10 November 2017

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 7 November 2017

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 7 November 2017

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
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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