Burrator Plantations, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Burrator Plantations, Yelverton, Dartmoor National Park

Explore the Burrator Reservoir area and at some point you'll be walking in one of the many plantations that fringe the reservoirs and extend up nearby valleys. Access/points of interest in these plantations are covered below.

 

Peekhill Plantation. The Granite and Gears Princetown Railway Cycling Routes run through this.

Crofts Plantation. Offers access from Peek Hill for walkers. There's a stile on the northern edge. The path leading to the Cross Gate area can be very boggy and overgrown.

Stanlake Plantation. You can wander around the top of Stanlake Plantation from the car parking areas on the B3212. Cross the River Meavy here on a makeshift bridge.

Raddick Plantation. The Granite and Gears Princetown and Burrator Cycling Route skirts Raddick Plantation. The track leads to Crazy Well Pool and the high moor.

Norsworthy Plantation. There's a large car parking area here. Usually an ice cream van. Popular area for picnics. Great starting point for both reservoir and moorland walks.

Middleworth Plantation. A path leads from Norsworthy Bridge along the edge of Middleworth Plantation to the Cuckoo Rock area.

Roughtor Plantation. Burrator Arboretum and Nature Reserve is at the western end where Roughtor Plantation runs into Narrator Plantation. Provides access points to the edge of Burrator Reservoir.

Beechcroft Plantation. Arguably the most beautiful spot on the reservoir. Discover Longstone Manor (Ruins). Picnic on the finger of land that juts out into the water.