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2022 Dartmoor Photowalk 9 Burrator Reservoir Again

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2022 Dartmoor Photowalk 9 Burrator Reservoir Again

6 Mar 2022 10:34AM   Views : 323 Unique : 250

This week we decided to go out to Sourton Tors near Okehampton, they are an interesting set of rocky outcrops that are actually one large Tor despite the plural in the name, however, when we got to the car park we couldnít see the Tors for the thick low cloud and once again the wind had some quite heavy rain on it. We decided to head for the shelter of Burrator Reservoir again to try to get something for the day. Because of all the recent rain, the overflow was active I much prefer this shot with water in it.

Burrator Reservoir Dam.

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This is a shot from the top of the Dam looking down over the overflow.

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Although we were sheltered somewhat there was still wind and rain to contend with but not as bad as if we were up on the high moor, we decided to look around at the old structures one in particular is in the top woods, entry from the end of the Dam.

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It is what was used to store the blasting kit when they were building the Dam.

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This top wood has some nice trees and rock formations, it could do with some nice side light and mist but sadly I had neither.

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We left the woods and set off around the reservoir mainly on the road but I did want to have another look at the Dam end from the old service track, there is a small enclosure at the very end with an old building that I have no idea what its use would have been, it backs on to the waterís edge.

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As we walked along the road we saw many weird shaped trees that previously we have not seen, primarily because in the past when we have been walking here it has been for exercise so fast walking no photography, this time however we had plenty of time to look around.

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There was also plenty of storm damage from the recent storms.

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Norsworthy Bridge is at the halfway point of the loop (almost) so we stopped and found some shelter from the wind and rain while we had lunch, just in sight of the bridge. It would have been better shelter if there had been some leaves on the trees.

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After lunch we did the last bit of the loop, it passes a man made waterfall that because of all the rain has turned into a bit of a twin falls.

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Thatís all for this week folks, hereís really hoping for better weather next week. As always, comments welcome.

Tags: Devon Burrator reservoir Landscape and travel Dartmoor Photowalk

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GraceC 19 83 5 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2022 11:22AM
Just up the road from home so visit here often. As always a fine set of images that show the moors very well. Quite a few trees down since the last storm by the looks of it. Stay safe and well.
topsyrm Plus
11 28 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2022 11:41AM

Quote:Just up the road from home so visit here often. As always a fine set of images that show the moors very well. Quite a few trees down since the last storm by the looks of it. Stay safe and well.

Thanks Colin, it's only just up the road from me as well so quite easy to have as a plan B.
6 Mar 2022 5:21PM
We would have loved to go up to the high moors, but it was not to be, so we made the most of what we had, we were already out so of we went up to Borough Tor again, but still managed to get some well taken photos, I was even able to take a few, but i had to put the camera away it would not do it any good in that weather, looking forward to better day's when it's not so wet. Smile
6 Mar 2022 11:32PM
Interesting trip again. This is an area I have not visited so much of interest,
David
topsyrm Plus
11 28 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2022 8:13AM

Quote:Interesting trip again. This is an area I have not visited so much of interest,
David


Thanks David, it has certainly been a good PLan B location for me when the weather is bad, I must do it when the light is good one day.

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