Meldon Reservoir, Okehampton
Now the reservoir is a local beauty spot with two marked walking routes approx 4.5 miles and 1.5 miles long.
The longer route crosses the dam and follows the reservoir around to the rights. There is a nice picnic area along here.
The shorter route follows the path of the stream at the bottom of the dam and meets up at the carpark to the viaduct. There are some great spots along the stream to stop, sit and relax.
At the time of writing the bridge back across the stream (part of the loop back to the car park) was damaged, so we ending up going back the way we came.
A lovely place to visit and a great place for a picnic. Walking boots or trainers though as it is an old quarry and there are a few ‘ups and downs’….but that all adds to the fun!
Address : Meldon Reservoir, Meldon, Okehampton EX20 4LU
Note, the official postcode was a little way out which is why we used what3words.
Car Park Details: The post code for the car park is: EX20 4LU
Entry to the reservoir is free but there are charges for parking. £1 for up to 3 hours and £2 for over 3 hours. The car park may be locked overnight. There is a small amout of parking outside the car park.
The post code for the car park is: EX20 4LU
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