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Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
+44 1822 855700
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Lovely for a Sunday stroll

Burrator is a place for a lovely walk to get away from the noise of the city or to just have a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Very pretty location!

Really really pretty woodland and countryside! I wish I had brought my camera! Good place to walk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sophie B
Trowbridge, 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 1 week ago via mobile

Burrator is a place for a lovely walk to get away from the noise of the city or to just have a peaceful couple of hours. Lovely views and a wonderful place to absorb nature. It's over 3 miles around so not ideal for the...More

Thank Tinkerbell199124
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really really pretty woodland and countryside! I wish I had brought my camera! Good place to walk dogs. We got slightly lost initially as there wasn't a signpost near where we had parked, however we found the proper path eventually. Seeing the ponies was lovely!...More

Thank Sophie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily accessed from Plymouth. Even bus in Summer. Walk,cycle or drive around the lake. Sheeps tor, Downtor, and Sharpitor provide walks ang great views. Then onto Princetown for visitor centre, prison, museum.

Thank Allan F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked in the quarry lot and walked to the dam. It was a hot day and after crossing the dam, we followed the river below through mossy trees and boulders. It was lovely and we stopped at the Discovery Centre afterwards. I think they...More

Thank pbfEngland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here many times and take my dog there too, great to take a picnic. Great place for all the family

Thank Emma N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was many years ago we walked here. It was a Sunday morning and extremely quiet. We walked around the reservoir. Going up the west side from the dam it is a little way to walk before you can get off the road. The path...More

Thank GrahamJoy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful place, either to sit and look or go for a walk, you can walk all the way around the reservoir, mostly flat and ideal for pushchairs, bikes and walkers alike. Places to stop for a picnic and usually an ice cream van at...More

Thank susan952
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very helpful gentleman at the discovery centre who advised us on the easy route for walking . We strolled to the dam and around part of the reservoir and themore active could easily walk the 3 mile circular route. It was so peaceful and very...More

Thank OAP664
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are beautiful views including a nice little walk around the reservoir with an ice cream van near parking.

Thank Andylangers
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

One of the most beautiful places I've visited. I intend to give you the most important information in my review. Length: There is a path that goes all the way around the reservoir. It's about 3.7 miles in total. Tors: There's a number of tors...More

Thank Paul R
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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