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Lakes & Facilities Burrator

Burrator Reservoir, near Yelverton, Devon
map ref : LR202 555685
Postcode - PL20 6PE

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 Burrator Discovery Centre is now open explaining the history of the Burrator catchment and reservoir.

 

Discovery Centre Opening Times

Thursday 9 April - Closed
Friday 10 April - Closed
Saturday 11 April - Closed
Sunday 12 April - Closed
Monday 13 April - Closed
Tuesday 14 April - 10am-4pm
Wednesday 15 April - 10am-4pm
Thursday 15 April - 10am-4pm
Friday 17 April - Closed
Saturday 18 April - Closed
Sunday 19 April - 1pm-5pm

 

If you would like to arrange a group visit to the centre
please contact Emily on 01822 855700 or heritage@swlakestrust.org.uk

 

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 from our self-service permit room in the car park of the Burrator Discovery Centre.

 

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 at www.sustrans.co.uk

 

Ice cream vans visit the dam, Norsworthy Bridge and Sharpitor car park.

 

For further information

Telephone: 01822 855700


Dartmoor Partnership

South West Lakes Trust is a member of the Dartmoor Partnership.  Please click on the logo below for more information.
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  • ice cream
  • picnic area
  • toilets
  • trout fishing
  • woodland walk footpath

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