“ 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 Viaduct



This viaduct was built in 1874 and spans 165 metres over the remains of mineral mines. The views from the viaduct span across to Meldon Dam and reservoir to the south west. The views of this dam almost 50 metres high are as impressive as the original engineering feat. Down the valley is Meldon Pool- the old limestone mine that still has 2 lime kilns. The trip up to this spot is worthwhile purely for the view of Dartmoor from such a well placed vantage point. Whether industrial history or natural beauty inspire you, you won’t be disappointed.

Where: SX566924
When: All year
Facilities: Disabled Access, Dogs Allowed, Information Boards, Cycle Paths, Visitor Centre, Walks.
Hints and Tips: The Granite Way cycle route, part of NCN 27 ‘Devon Coast to Coast’ crosses the Meldon Viaduct.

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The Granite Way and viaduct is open to visitors all year round.


Admission to the Granite Way cycle path is free of charge.

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