Evening Talks Programme at Burrator

 

 

Last November South West Lakes Trust devised a monthly evening talks programme at Burrator. These talks, which take place in the Discovery Centre, continue to be extremely popular and have so far covered the construction of the reservoir, history of the farms, tin working, the railway, woodland management, birds, butterflies and wild plants.
During the consultation phase for the Burrator Heritage Project it was identified that the majority of people didn’t know how rich in heritage the Burrator area is. This is why the Discovery Centre was created to provide a space for regular site visitors and holidaymakers to learn more about this unique area. In addition to this it was found there was a lot of interest in the provision of a themed talks and walks programme, for people to learn about specific areas of Burrator’s historic and natural environment and develop more confidence exploring new areas.
Coming up later this year we will be looking at bats, Dartmoor stories, myths and legends, the formation of the Dartmoor landscape – a 280 million year history and the pre-historic wonders of the Burrator area.
To find out more or to book a place please contact Emily Cannon, Burrator Heritage Officer, on 01822 855700, e-mail: heritage@swlakestrust.org.uk, visit www.swlakestrust.org.uk and download our newsletter from the Burrator Lakes Page or pop into the Discovery Centre, PL20 6PE.