Burrator Horse Drawn Carriages
Type:Outdoor Activity/Pursuit Centre
Tel: 07966 256984
Carrriage Ride Tours of Burrator are £12 per Tour for adults and £6 for children under 5. The rides start from the Quarry. The tour is 3.5 miles and crosses Sheepstor Dam after lakeside woodland areas with wild ponies and then across Burrator Dam and past the Discovery Centre and takes apprx 1 hour. Max 12 persons. Discount for charities. Tours start at the Quarry Car Park.
Come and take a tour around Plymouth’s main reservoir with Burrator Horse Drawn Carriages. The tour takes approximately one hour, following the predominantly level lakeside road for 3.5 miles during which a wealth of information about the area is shared.
The route goes clockwise round the lake past South West Lakes Trust Visitor Centre (01822 855700) who now manage the foreshore and hinterland in conjunction with the Forestry Commission. Much information about the area is available at the centre including interactive maps showing details of the thirteen abandoned farms that thrived in this beautiful valley before it was flooded. At Norsworthy bridge the tour passes much evidence of the intensive tin mining that supplemented the incomes of many of the local farmers and old tracks lead up onto some of Dartmoor’s most wonderful scenery. On past the Arboretum with its Nature Reserve, the ruins of Langstone Manor with its raised threshing floor and through gates to access Sheepstor dam, before rejoining the road, crossing the main dam and returning to the car park.
For refreshments and other facilities plus more information about the tours, including directions visit the Burrator Inn at Dousland. Warm waterproof clothing is recommended. We reserve the right to adjust times or even cancel tours if necessary due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this be necessary a full refund will be offered.
Map & Directions
Pick up is at 11am and 2pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from the quarry car park on the left of the approach road to Burrator Reservoir, signposted off the B3212 Yelverton –Princetown road just by the Burrator Inn at Dousland.