One of our latest images for the Virtually Dartmoor project. www.virtuallydartmoor.org.uk – a series of interactive visits to Dartmoor National Park providing the opportunity to explore aspects of Dartmoor's heritage through multi-media virtual tours, combining 360° panoramic photographs, the spoken word and archive photographs. The new project should be avaliable to view over the next few months.
Meldon is surrounded by the distinct Dartmoor countryside and provides an ideal starting point for moorland walks.
Near Okehampton Meldon Reservoir lies at nearly 900 ft above sea level. The banks are steep sided; therefore access is not possible around the lake perimeter. However, there are plenty of walks on the moor overlooking the water.
By crossing the dam which was completed in 1972, visitors can enjoy views of the water spanning the West Okement Valley and Meldon Viaduct can be seen on the north western edge of Dartmoor.
Please click here for a map of the area