Meldon Reservoir

Open moorland, dramatic tors and a Scheduled Monument – Meldon offers a unique day out in Dartmoor National Park. Whether you have a passion for nature, history or simply love spending quality time outdoors with the family – there’s ample walks to explore, animals to spot and industrial heritage to discover.

Surrounded by steep sided banks and approximately 900 feet above sea level, Meldon Reservoir offers some of the most breath taking scenery that Dartmoor has to offer. Enjoy a leisurely walk and explore the network of off-road footpaths, bridleways and old tracks that cross the valley. For keen ramblers, navigate open moorland and experience a real adventure in Dartmoor.

Public access all year round.


Toilets (managed by Dartmoor National Park)

Car Park (managed by Dartmoor National Park)

Dog Friendly

Foot Paths

Trout Fishing

Picnic Area

Meldon Reservoir, Okehampton, Devon EX20 4LU

Industrial heritage and dramatic tors

A must do on your day in Devon – enjoy the stunning views of Okement Valley from Meldon Reservoir and walk or cycle the granite way, crossing the impressive Meldon Viaduct.

Popular with families, bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts and fishermen alike, Meldon boasts a rich abundance of wildlife. Keep an eye out for adders, grass snakes and herons or bring your rod and fish for natural brown trout.

Trout Fishing

Meldon is a natural brown trout fishery and is free to fish all year round with any method except for live baiting. All anglers must hold a valid EA rod license to fish.

Did you know?

Black a Tor Copse is one of only two original
pockets of ancient woodland left on Dartmoor
the other being Wistmans Wood near Two Bridges.
Take a walk to Okehampton camp and Black a Tor copse.

Lakes nearby

Roadford Lake


Burrator Reservoir


Fernworthy Reservoir


Lopwell Dam