We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Burrator Reservoir

Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
+44 1822 855700
Review Highlights
a great walk

A beautiful place, either to sit and look or go for a walk, you can walk all the way around the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
easy walking for a couple of oldies

very helpful gentleman at the discovery centre who advised us on the easy route for walking . We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Meopham, United Kingdom
Read all 638 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Burrator Discovery Centre Nr Yelverton, Plymouth PL20 6PE, England
+44 1822 855700

Similar Things to Do in Plymouth

Write a Review
Reviews (638)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 636 reviews

Reviewed 2 days 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 6 days 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Andylangers
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We took a Kiwi friend up as part of a day sightseeing. She loved it especially when these wee beasties sauntered along :-)

Thank Jos W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We are very fortunate to live in an hours driving distance to this beauty spot. Summer, winter. spring and Autumn brings a different vista. We never tire of driving out to Burrator. When we were young it was ideal for children to climb the various...More

Thank mary b
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A great walk for anyone of all ages the walk is on the flat be careful of some spots it gets narrow and not much room for you and a oncoming car many people take there dogs it can take a long time to walk...More

Thank swat572016
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is the source of most of Plymouth's water supply, Burrator Reservoir. There are no activities on the water but the walk around the reservoir is well worth it . Two other places you can try while you are here is the old railway line...More

Thank bert s
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We recently went for a walk along the river with stunning bluebells covering the area. All we could hear was the tinkling of the water and the chirpy birdsong.

Thank Devonhome
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Lovely nature walk, 4 miles around, you can drive if wanted, nice to stop for pictures, peaceful, romantic, good exercise, keeps your steps up .

Thank Yvonne D
Nearby Restaurants
29 reviews
.42 km away
The Red Lantern
29 reviews
.21 km away
World Peace Cafe
48 reviews
.18 km away
Mrs Browns
20 reviews
.40 km away
Nearby Attractions
Drake's Place
36 reviews
.27 km away
Peninsula Arts Gallery
16 reviews
.35 km away
Plymouth Proprietary Library
11 reviews
.40 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Emily R
How do I get there via public transport from Plymouth University area at this time of year?
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