Things To Do near Meldon Aplite Quarries

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Red-a-ven Brook, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Red-a-ven Brook, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Red-a-ven Brook rises by the highest ground in southern England. From its headwaters in boggy, flat ground just east of High Willhays, the brook flows north over an army road to a saddle of land between West Mill Tor and Yes Tor. It then tumbles through a series of small waterfalls to another f...

Meldon Pool, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Pool, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Note that you are not allowed to wild swim here. A local information board reads: 'Meldon Pool is an old, and now flooded, limestone quarry. The site was worked from the mid 19th century to produce agricultural lime; several 18th century quarries can also be seen on the east side of the river....

Meldon Viaduct, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Viaduct, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

High above the West Okement River, spanning the West Okement Valley, is Meldon Viaduct. Part of the Granite Way, there are superb views of the wooded valley below and the high moors to the east and south east. Meldon Reservoir is to the south. In the area, we'd recommend the Yes Tor and High Will...

Longstone Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Longstone Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Stand at Meldon Reservoir Dam looking south west at Dartmoor's highest ground and you'll see a shoulder of moorland in front of you. This is Longstone Hill. A grass path climbs steeply from the dam to the broad, flat summit of the hill. From there, very obvious army tracks lead you up to...

West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Okement Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The West Okement River rises by the remote Cranmere Pool on Dartmoor's north moor. The river tumbles through the Upper West Okement Valley past Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve on its way to Meldon Reservoir. Beyond the reservoir dam is what we refer to as the West Okement Valley. It r...

Red-a-ven Brook Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Red-a-ven Brook Valley, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Stand on top of Yes Tor looking north west to Meldon Viaduct and you'll see a beautiful steep-sided valley cut by a brook. This is Red-a-ven Brook Valley. The valley stretches from the ford at Red-a-ven Brook below Black Down all the way down to Meldon Aplite Quarries where it meets and wider and bi...

Granite Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park

Granite Way, Dartmoor, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

The Granite Way is an 11 miles or 18 kilometres multi-use recreation route running between Okehampton and Lydford on the north west fringe of Dartmoor National Park. The Granite Way was fully opened at the beginning of 2014*. The entire route is now off-road so it's ideal for family bike trips in th...

Meldon Woods, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Woods, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Meldon is a hamlet near Okehampton on the north west border of Dartmoor National Park. The local reservoir, viaduct and quarry are named after the hamlet. So too is a stretch of woodland through which the West Okement River flows. It's a beautiful place full of wildlife, flowers and local history. M...

Meldon Woods Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Woods Bluebell Circular Walk, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

This is one of the most impressive stretches of bluebell woodland we've experienced in Dartmoor National Park. Roughly speaking, the bluebells are thick between Meldon Viaduct and the car parking area on the west side of the woods. We can't recommend this area highly enough to bluebell fans. Ther...

Meldon Quarry, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Quarry, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Spend time on Dartmoor and you'll come across a high number of disused quarries. Meldon Quarry near Okehampton was mothballed during the Great Recession triggered by the collapse of financial markets in 2007/8. The quarry provides ballast for railway trackbeds. It's private property so sta...

West Okement River, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

West Okement River, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Every Dartmoor obsessive takes a trip to Cranmere Pool. Located in a remote spot south of Okement Hill on the high north plateau in an area where many of Devon's most famous rivers rise, Cranmere Pool is essential visiting. Stand by Cranmere Pool's famous letterbox and you're also near the West Okem...

Meldon Reservoir, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Meldon Reservoir, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Beautiful reservoir in the north west section of Dartmoor National Park Meldon Reservoir, or Meldon, is a local Dartmoor beauty spot in the north west section of the National Park. The reservoir sits below Yes Tor and High Willhays which are the only two mountains in southern England....

Okehampton Common, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Okehampton Common, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

According to Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA), 'common land covers about 37% of the Dartmoor National Park'. Okehampton Common covers the high ground above Okehampton in the north western section of the National Park. Roughly speaking, Okehampton Common runs from Okehampton Camp past Yes Tor...

Black Down, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Black Down, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Black Down is on the edge of open access moorland below the highest ground in Dartmoor National Park and southern England. Yes Tor and High Willhays rise to the south. The British Army's Okehampton Camp sprawls out across private land to the north and north east. The down is criss-crossed by army tr...

Homerton Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park

Homerton Hill, Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park (approx. 1 mile away)

Homerton is one of the hills surrounding Meldon Reservoir near the north western border of Dartmoor National Park. A popular path skirts the north and west sides of the hill around the reservoir and leads from the dam to Vellake Corner and then up to Black-a-Tor Copse National Nature Reserve. We'...