and occasionally rides a bike.
A word of warning. The walk descriptions are not detailed enough to guide you - please take a map. The batteries never run out, and you always have a signal. Oh, And don't take left or right as gospel!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Burrator Reservoir

We ended up here for an afternoon stroll, after a morning waiting in for the Autoglass man, who turned up with the wrong windscreen! Still and all, we took the opportunity to get some laundry done, andthe weather was on the poor side of acceptable.

Burrator reservoir is not far from Yelverton. We called in at the Discovery Centre, which was opened last year. Lots of information about the building of the reservoir in the nineteenth century, and what the area was like previously.  

We started our walk round the reservoir from   Norsworthy   Bridge and walked clockwise past the arboretum, then along some muddy paths as far as  the ruins of Longstone Manor, where there are an old stone cider press and some stone water tubs as well as part of the house.

Further round we came to the two dams, Sheepstor Dam and Burrator Dam, before following the path past a waterfall emerging from a pipe, past the Discovery Centre and eventually back to the bridge.

Lush, green, mossy trees, primroses and bluebells, and the wind-ruffled water all added to the attractions of this three and a half mile walk.  All that was missing was an ice-cream van or a café. 

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