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Meldon Viaduct

Meldon Viaduct

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Recommended by 54 out of 56 cyclists

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  • Amy

    Constructed from iron, the Meldon Viaduct was built in 1874 to carry rail passengers across the West Okement River. Built under WR Galbraith, chief engineer of London and South Western Railway, the viaduct was in operation until the 1990s. Today, the crossing forms part of the Granite Way, a long distance cycle path in Dartmoor. The Viaduct is one of only two such railway bridges still surviving in the UK.

    • June 14, 2019

  • Whizzalong

    A new cyclist repair shop, cafe and retail shop called PUMP & PEDAL is due to open approximately 1 mile from the viaduct in the direction of Okehampton just off the Granite Way Trail. Anticipated opening is October 2019.

    • September 11, 2019

  • Samwise

    Meldon Viaduct carried the London and South Western Railway across the West Okement River. Its now a multi use path with stunning views.

    • October 24, 2019

  • Nick Gunn

    The bridge carries the Granite Way across the valley. The Granite Way is a hard surfaced cycle way ideal for families and children as it’s the old railway so no hills. There’s also plenty of places to stop and fantastic views. Well worth a visit.

    • February 18, 2020

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Location: Devon, England, United Kingdom

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