Meldon is situated on Dartmoor National Park, approximately 900 feet above sea level, with stunning views over the Okement Valley.

Explore open moorland, dramatic tors and a Scheduled Monument: boasting a special combination of industrial heritage, wildlife and nature trails, Meldon is the perfect location to enjoy a unique day outdoors. 

Walking at Meldon

Surrounded by steep-sided banks and dramatic tors, Meldon is a fantastic spot to stretch your legs and engage with the outdoors.  

Follow a network of off-road footpaths, bridleways and old tracks across the valley, while drinking in the breathtaking scenery.

Meldon boasts an abundance of wildlife: look out for adders, grass snakes, herons and natural brown trout. 

Keen rambler? Walk or cycle the scenic Granite Way, crossing the impressive Meldon Viaduct. Head out on a real adventure and navigate open moorland, and even explore other parts of Dartmoor; take a walk to Black-a-Tor Copse, which is one of only two pockets of ancient woodland remaining on Dartmoor. The other is Wistman’s Wood near Two Bridges. This is a wonderful, atmospheric spot for birdwatching. 

Watch the West Okement River flow off the high moor into the reservoir, walk to the summit of High Wilhays – the highest point on Dartmoor – or conquer Yes Tor, Dartmoor’s second highest peak.

Alternatively, take a leisurely stroll through the atmospheric countryside, letting your imagination run free. 


Meldon is just 34 minutes from Exeter, and less than 10 minutes from the A30. 

Meldon Reservoir, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 4LU