Meldon Valley lies on the north western corner of Dartmoor three miles southwest of Okehampton on the B3260.
Parking and toilets are available at the reservoir car park three quarters of a mile from the hamlet [SX563/918]; from the car park you can walk to the reservoir and the valley below the dam. There is also a small car park on the other side of the valley just below Meldon Quarry [SX567/922] follow signs off the B3260 to Meldon Quarry.
Throughout the year the Dartmoor Railway runs regular weekend train services to Meldon Quarry Station from Okehampton and daily services for six weeks in the summer; in addition it runs a number of special services, see www.dartmoorrailway.co.uk
or contact 01837 55667 for details.
The National Cycle Route 27 between Tavistock and Okehampton runs through Meldon over the viaduct at Meldon Quarry station, see www.sustrans.org.uk
for further information.
The Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) has published a booklet entitled Exploring a Dartmoor Valley: The Meldon Beneath our Feet
which provides suggested walking routes around the Meldon Valley detailing points of interest on the way, this can be obtained from the DNPA online shop at www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk
, at High Moorland Visitor Centre in Princetown and other local outlets. The DNPA website also contains a number of case studies relating to Meldon.