Photographer's Note

Over the past week end the weather has been dull in the morning but it has brightened up later in the day which is exactly what happened when we visited Roadford Reservoir on Saturday.

On the edge of the vast wilderness of the moor this is the perfect place to settle for lunch or like us, just stroll .

Meldon Reservoir, near Okehampton, Devon
map ref : LR191 560910
Meldon sits well in the distinctive and dramatic Dartmoor countryside and provides an ideal starting point for moorland walks.

Near Okehampton it lies at nearly 900 ft above sea level. The banks are steep sided, but access is possible around part of the lake perimeter. However, there are plenty of walks on the moor overlooking the water.

By crossing the dam (which was completed in 1972), you can enjoy views of the water spanning the West Okement Valley. Meldon Viaduct can be seen on the north western edge of Dartmoor.

National Cycle Route 27 runs nearby, from which Meldon Dam can be reached. For further information visit

Anglers may fish for brown trout for free with an Environment Agency rod licence from 15 March - 12 October.

For further information

Telephone: 01288 321262

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