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Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
+44 1822 855700
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Visit this historic site, but be safe, it can be dangerous, no safety warnings...(read on for more information)

Went with my boyfriend, we walked across the bridge from the car parking area, and noticed that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
linx_90
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Surrey
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We needed to blow the cobwebs away on Sunday so decided to have a walk around Burrator. Great flat... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bruce B
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with my boyfriend, we walked across the bridge from the car parking area, and noticed that there was a public footpath style inviting us to go to a woodland area, over I went and my back was facing a huge drop down to the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed to blow the cobwebs away on Sunday so decided to have a walk around Burrator. Great flat place and the kids loved biking and scooting around. Not too busy this time of year

Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful day out in gorgeous surroundings. easy to walk all around the reservoir and its all relatively flat. there are some ideal picnic spots and gentle streams for the children to paddle. I cant think of a more ideal place for a summer picnic

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Burrator reservoir is a great place if you like walking. There is a lot to see. To get there you have a bautiful drive through the moores

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family walk and family dog. Beautiful location. Busy day bit chilly but wonderful walk around and very historical.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous for walks in all weathers for all ages! We walk here and ride here on a regular basis. Stunning views

Thank Nick R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A walk around Burrator is a must do - just watch out for the crowds ! It can get get very busy but time it right and you will be rewarded

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

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
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Jannerbloke
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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
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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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