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nice easy walk ,

a lovely bracing walk ,not too far to walk .lovely views of dartmoor , easy to park your vehicle... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
mike h
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Beautiful location

Had a nice run around Burrator reservoir which is a lovely route with plenty of twists and turns... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stone, 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...more
Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

a lovely bracing walk ,not too far to walk .lovely views of dartmoor , easy to park your vehicle, wear good stout shoes for any walk on the moors ,and do not feed the ponies ,,

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mike h
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a nice run around Burrator reservoir which is a lovely route with plenty of twists and turns. Just watch out for uneven surfaces.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chopper_bass
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is also a wonderful place to go see it is a resivoir with a sunken town underneath again wonderful walks bike rides and nature trails to see and do would recommend best time to go is in the summer months but if you like...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jill o
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely place to have a walk as a family. My children like to play imaginative games and find different types of leaves

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kaylG8049XC
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

This place is a gem at all times of the year. Take the time to marvel at the dam and walk around the reservoir. It's beautiful. Enjoy

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Readster56
Reviewed 4 November 2018

A breath of fresh air when visiting from the city. Plenty of space to explore, lots of little nooks and crannies to sit and have lunch, watch nature or read in peace. My partner would often cycle on the perimeter road while I sat by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Laura B
Reviewed 4 November 2018

You can drive around, but if you have the time and ability try walking around, keep an eye out for cyclists and drink in the views.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank schaillimonae
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

A very tranquil place, great for a walk and really impressive to see. This reservoir provides Plymouth with water. There is a visitor centre not far from the bridge. which is great as you can find out more about the history of the reservoir. Very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ZoeAnne1970
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Excellent for walking and cycling. There are so many tracks to go off over the moorland it is difficult to make a choice. Lots of lovely picnic spots and of course the ice cream van!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Navigate817729
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Burrator reservoir is a couple miles from Yelverton and about 12 miles from Plymouth. It is a lovely walk of about 4miles around and takes around 90 minutes, its also well used by cyclist.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Andyjcopeland
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Anne H
6 August 2018|
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Response from Roger B | Reviewed this property |
Sound Anne. I hope you enjoy your your trip
27 July 2018|
Response from Neil R | Property representative |
Hi Theresa, I'm afraid dogs are not permitted to swim in the reservoir. Best wishes Neil
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