The little island at the far end of the reservoir seems to be home to a colony of Canada geese.
From Vellake Corner the beautiful West Okement river is followed upstream.
St John's Church Churches Conservation Trust Location map OS: NZ185116 Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express HERITAGE We've 'tagged' this attraction information to help you find related historic attractions and learn more about major time periods mentioned.
Historic Time Periods: Medieval Roman Saxon Find other attractions tagged with: 10th century NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest Stanwick Iron Age Fort - 0.6 miles (Prehistoric Site) Piercebridge Roman Fort and Bridge - 3 miles (Roman Site) Moulton Hall - 6 miles (Historic Building) Rokeby Park - 6.6 miles (Historic House) Millgate House and Gardens - 6.8 miles (Garden) Richmond Castle - 6.8 miles (Castle) Easby Abbey - 7.2 miles (Abbey) Raby Castle - 7.5 miles (Castle) The face of this charming 45-room country hotel is an interesting composition of Tudor Rectory, Elizabethan Coaching Inn and Georgian House, creating a veritable maze of lounges for guests to enjoy.
One of my favourite short walks is a circuit from Meldon Reservoir and up the West Okement river to Black-a-tor Copse and Black Tor, then over Longstone Hill and back to the car park.
St John's church is no longer used for regular worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.
We sheltered from the wind behind the stable and ranger’s hut, but it was impossible to get out of the driving rain. We made our wet and soggy way to the letterbox at Cranmere Pool, originally set up by Dartmoor Guide James Perrott of Chagford in 1854.
A brief window of sunshine around Taw Head raised our spirits… From there we went due south for around 7km in heavy rain and poor visibility, eventually bearing SE towards Longaford Tor and onto Powdermills for the night… Today’s tally: 13.5 miles and 7.5 hours walking (all bar 1.5 hours in heavy rain – but overall it was great! Sunday dawned bright and sunny, and – much refreshed – we set off across Muddilake towards the lovely clumps of beech that mark the drive to Prince Hall Hotel.
All in all it’s a fabulous walk – I never tire of it.
A large 13th century church in Early English style, located within the earthworks of an Iron Age camp.