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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. Throughout the summer holidays the opening days will vary, so please ring the centre on 01822 855700 to find out more. 

Unfortunately due to water damage over the Christmas period the Burrator Discovery Centre will be closed whist repair work is undertaken.


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 at


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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