Virtual Burrator

Virtual Burrator, like its Virtual Wembury counterpart, has its roots in a hospital rehabilitation research project. The research focuses on the development of virtual restorative environments and their effect on our sense of well-being. Previous restorative environment research suggests that exposure of individuals to natural settings (the coast, countryside, forests, etc.) can reduce stress, improve feelings of well-being and help individuals to recover from fatigue following intensive mental activities. Read more ...

Virtual Burrator - The GWR Connection

Located above the main Burrator Dam and hidden by a line of trees not in existence during its heyday are the remains of Burrator & Sheepstor Halt, part of the old Plymouth to Dartmoor Railway, on the Yelverton to Princetown branch line. Opened in 1823, the original Plymouth to Dartmoor line (via Horrabridge, north of Yelverton) was intended to support the conveyance of land reclamation materials and workers to the moor and granite and mineral resources from Kings Tor Quarry, a few miles north and east of Burrator, back to the Sutton Pool wharves in Plymouth via ornate level crossing gates that still exist today. Read more ...