Just below Meldon Viaduct, on northwest Dartmoor, lies a hidden secret. A beautiful semi-natural woodland with coppiced trees, lush ferns and meandering footpaths. Every year between April and May the woods are filled with millions of bluebells. The deep carpet of wildflowers is simply breathtaking, especially in the early morning or late evening.
Meldon Wood is are easily accessed by following the road to Meldon Quarry, located just past the Betty Cottles Inn on the way to Okehampton. There is a small gravel car park just past the A30 bridge. Park here and you can do a circular walk around the wood and/or the neighbouring Meldon Quarry Park.
P.S. There is another car park at the top of the road, just to the right before the no entry signs for Meldon Quarry.