A Victorian Landscape Walk
Meldon Viaduct, Okehampton, Devon
About this walk
Meldon Viaduct, to the west of Okehampton, is a superb example of Victorian engineering. Now a significant landscape feature, it was built to carry the old London and South West Railway main line to Plymouth in the 1870s.
Closed to trains in the 1960s, it is now available to walkers and cyclists and offers superb views over the edge of Dartmoor. This walk starts at the Viaduct and includes several elements of Victorian interest on this northern edge of Dartmoor.
Explorer (1:25,000) no 113 Okehampton; Outdoor Leisure (1:25,000) no 28 Dartmoor; Landranger (1:50,000) no 191 Okehampton & North Dartmoor
Meldon Viaduct (refreshments, toilets); Meldon Reservoir (toilets); Sourton (buses, pub); Okehampton Station has refreshments, toilets and information.
Dartmoor National Park
One steady climb. One short, sharp climb. No stiles.