“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Exploring Around Burrator

This book is about the farms around Burrator Reservoir on Dartmoor. It is the story of the buildings and the people that once lived in the area. Some of these farms had been there for over 700 years. One by one they became derelict for a number of reasons and the major cause came in the 1890s when a new reservoir was built. This is the people’s story. It is not just the farms that are looked at in this book, as other buildings and items such as potato caves and granite tors are described. Burrator is an absolutely stunning area of Dartmoor and this book, with its in-depth information and historic photographs, captures its fascinating history.

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