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Meldon Viaduct

Ex20 1ej, Graddon Cross, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton, England
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Waited 48 years - what an invigorating experience

There is a circular walk of 4 1/2 miles which encompasses the disused railway viaduct at Meldon. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ajcbrown2016
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Looe, United Kingdom
Spectacular Piece of Railway Engineering with Great Views

Lucky to have survived this impressive viaduct once carried the London & South Western Railway main... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
Rossergruffydd
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“circular walk” (2 reviews)
“car park” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ex20 1ej, Graddon Cross, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a circular walk of 4 1/2 miles which encompasses the disused railway viaduct at Meldon. It starts at the Meldon Reservoir car park and requires sound walking across moor and then a tarmacked disused railway which is national cycle route 27. It also...More

Thank ajcbrown2016
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Lucky to have survived this impressive viaduct once carried the London & South Western Railway main line from near Yeoford to Plymouth - and it might possibly do so again given the dodgy sea wall at Dawlish. Great panoramic views of the Dartmoor hills and...More

1  Thank Rossergruffydd
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The viaduct is reached by footpaths from Meldon Reservoir car park, or by train on the Dartmoor Railway from Okehampton to Meldon Viaduct station. To best enjoy Meldon Viaduct walk over for the views of Meldon Reservoir and down onto Meldon Woods. If you have...More

1  Thank k r
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Great location for walking or an evening stroll. Beautiful views. Toilets on site where car park is.

Thank Amy492
Reviewed 22 April 2017

You can get to this site via the granite way or by one of the public footpaths, we got to it from Meldon reservoir, the paths signage is a little vague. It's an impressive structure but in need of a make over. There are some...More

1  Thank Colin F
Reviewed 7 February 2017

This is a stunning location for walkers ,serious hikers or casual visitors. Relatively easy access [ a few steps but with hand rail ] from the large car park to the dam and reservoir. There are comfort facilities in the car park but no cafe...More

1  Thank Mags L
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This is the first time I've ever been for a hike and I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful site! We did some exploring around the reservoir, following the stream down the other side of the dam. We found a beautiful pond called Meldon...More

2  Thank KathrynC87
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful views across the water from the viaduct, and lovely walk around the reservoir. (Approx 4-5km loop all of the way round.) The path around the reservoir isn't suitable for pushchair or wheelchair users. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area, however...More

2  Thank Kirsty Louise B
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

As I live in the area I go here quite a lot. Stunning views,peaceful and beautiful all year round. Perfect for Sunday stroll with or without children. With lots of history about the dam and lots of circular walks around the reservoir to do. Would...More

Thank _philsmithelc26
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is part of the Granit Way, but only a short walk from Okehampton YHA. The views are great and there are some lovely photographic oppertunities. Also if you pop into the YHA you can book to absail down the viaduct.

2  Thank Valerie342
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