“ I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor.” Steven Spielberg.

Meldon Reservoir

Meldon Reservoir, Meldon, Okehampton EX20 4LU

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Opening times

1st January — 31st December – Open to visitors all year round.


No admission charge, but there is a fee for car parking:
£1 for cars up to 3 hours
£2 for cars over 3 hours
Blue Badge (all day): £1
Minibuses and coaches: £4


Open moorland, dramatic tors and a Scheduled Monument – Meldon offers a unique day out in Dartmoor National Park. Whether you have a passion for nature, history or simply love spending quality time outdoors with the family – there’s ample walks to explore, animals to spot and industrial heritage to discover.

Surrounded by steep sided banks and approximately 900 feet above sea level, Meldon Reservoir offers some of the most breath taking scenery that Dartmoor has to offer. Enjoy a leisurely walk and explore the network of off-road footpaths, bridleways and old tracks that cross the valley. For keen ramblers, navigate open moorland and experience a real adventure in Dartmoor.

A must do on your day in Devon – enjoy the stunning views of Okement Valley from Meldon Reservoir and walk or cycle the Granite Way, crossing the impressive Meldon Viaduct.

Popular with families, bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts and fishermen alike, Meldon boasts a rich abundance of wildlife. Keep an eye out for adders, grass snakes and herons or bring your rod and fish for natural brown trout.

Key Facilities


Picnic Area

Guide Dogs permitted

Additional Facilities

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