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Plymouth Group

We are the Plymouth Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
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  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

A walk taking in one of Dartmoor’s three significant Atlantic Rainforests and an iceworks.  The walk starts at Meldon Reservoir car park.  From there we follow the path to the South East of the reservoir before heading off to Black-a-Tor Beare or Copse alongside the West Okement river where we will take a tea/coffee break, retracing our steps to cross the river at the foot bridge and then ascending Shelstone Tor. From there we’ll head to the Sourton Tors where we stop for lunch. Walking through the iceworks, we’ll then head along the Two Castles Trail/West Devon Way to cross Meldon Viaduct and into Meldon dropping down through the woods to the river before crossing and making our way back to the car park passing a limestone  quarry on the way.

Can be a little wet underfoot.

Wednesday, 7 August 2024
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
3:30 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
14.5km / 9.0mi
Ascent:
609.6m / 2000ft
Type:
circular

Features

  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
SX 56142 91752
Nearest postcode:
EX20 4LU
what3words:
brambles.ties.bluffs
Start time:
9:30 am

Meldon Reservoir car park (fee)

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking