GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Meldon Reservoir

2 miles (3.5 km)

Enjoy a waterside walk around this lovely reservoir on Dartmoor. The reservoir is surrounded by steep sided banks covered with trees and gorse bushes. There is also a spectacular dam with wonderful views over the West Okement valley. Parking is available at the eastern end of the reservoir but you could walk or cycle to the dam from nearby Okehampton using the Granite Way or the Dartmoor Way. It's a lovely two mile walk from the centre of Okehampton.
Just to the north of the reservoir you will find the impressive Meldon Viaduct.
The 19th century structure is a short walk from the car park at the northern end of the water.
The walk to the highest point in Dartmoor at High Willhays also starts from the reservoir car park.


EX20 4LU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Meldon Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Meldon Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


Head to the Highwayman Inn after your exercise for a great pub experience. The pub is considered England's most unusualinn with a marvellous interior and an interesting mix of ancient artifacts. It dates from the 11th-century and is also said to be haunted! The wonderful inn is located to the west of Meldon Reservoir at Sourton, postcode EX20 4HN.

Dog Walking

The reservoir and surrounding moorland make for a fine dog walk. There's also some nice woodland trails to the north of the water near the viaduct.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Meldon Reservoir.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)