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ancient engineering

There are plenty of Dartmoor walks that will take you past one of these leats which were built to... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Yelverton, United Kingdom
Very picturesque!

We decided to do the Burrator/ Raddick hill/ Crazywell pool walk from Burrator reservoir. Through... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2015
max p
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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7 Nov 2018
“ancient engineering”
7 Aug 2018
“Great walk beside a historic attraction”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Burrator Reservoir, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park, England
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

There are plenty of Dartmoor walks that will take you past one of these leats which were built to provide water for Plymouth and the neighbouring town of Devonport. If you walk from Yelverton to Clearbrook along the cycle track the leats are on either...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

It is a great walk through spectacular scenery right back to the source beyond Wistman's Wood. Lots of features revealing much history of the moor and life back when. Still flowing for the first stage providing some real action as you walk beside it.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Anther spot on the edge of the moor not to be missed. Plenty of free parking around the lake. But you must be prepared to getmout of your car and walk

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank John G
Reviewed 20 December 2015

We decided to do the Burrator/ Raddick hill/ Crazywell pool walk from Burrator reservoir. Through the forest, the leat is very peaceful and quite safe. We met some horses on the way. There are numerous clapper bridges over the leat. the path along the bank...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank max p
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Following this leat for all or part of it's length will take you to some very interesting places. We have a young daughter and because it follows the contours of the Moor, it's a nice walk for her to do. It affords some great views...More

Date of experience: May 2015
2  Thank B F
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Peace and quiet, great views of Burrator Reservoir and Dartmoor scenery. Flat easy terrain, good fun for dog walkers

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Andrew E
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Came across this on a walk, a stunning piece of work by those old Victorians. Able to walk along a good part of its route.

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank RodericWey
Reviewed 24 October 2013

The Devonport Leat is one of eight historic, man-made water courses left on Dartmoor, each built to transport rainwater to a specific destination. Rainfall on the Moor is much higher than in the towns below and the Moor has been sparsely populated for thousands of...More

Date of experience: September 2013
3  Thank Maggie N
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