Trip to Burrator Reservoir

Post date: Mar 16, 2019 8:47:50 AM

Thank you to Lavinia for your detailed and well written diary entry about our day out.

Dear Diary,

Today I got up and went to school. When we got there we got ready to Burrator Reservoir. Once we all were ready, we lined up outside ready to get on the bus. We all got on it. I sat next to Oliver and Beau right at the back of the bus. When we got there, we met our tour guide Paul. He is an expert on the moors and he was going to take us half the way round the Reservoir.

Our first stop was by a horse field and there was a few Dartmoor ponies outside it. He told us not to feed them because they might be allergic to the food you give them and they may get sick.

Our next stop was the potato cave. It was dark and creepy down there so thank god that Greta had her torch with her. There was also a bat down there. A real life bat. It was impossible to see without the light from the torch.

The third stop was on the path next to the river. We saw a woodpeckers home. It was a small hole in a really twisty tree. We couldn't see or hear the Woodpecker though. It was probably because the river was too noisy.

The fourth stop was Leather Tor Farm. It was an abandoned farm. It was abandoned because all their litter was going into the Reservoir so they were kicked out. It was mainly crumpled down because it was so old but a bit of it remained.

After that we stopped for snack time (everyone was sooo hungry.) I had a banana. It was mostly brown because it had been bumped around in my bag for so long; I didn't mind though because I like it that way.

After that, we went up to a man made river. I lied on a big stone lying above the river. It was attached to the riverbanks. The river was around 80 cm wide. We dropped sticks into it until we got to our next stop.

The next stop was a tomb of an old leader from the bronze age. We ate lunch there but we had to pay our respects to the tomb so we couldn’t sit anywhere near it.

I had some blueberries, some egg sandwiches, a chocolate and caramel cereal bar, some popcorn, some strawberry flavoured water and and an orange.

Next we kept on throwing sticks in the river and we went down a road and across a field. At the end of it there was a little pond. Mum said that it was where fairies had their parties. I thought it was where demons met up to find their revenge on humans for locking them up in hell.

After that we found the Reservoir. I put a stick in the water and held the end as bait to catch jaws. I didn’t catch him though.

That was my day at Burrator Reservoir.