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Name:Meldon Hill
Hill number:7784
Height:390m / 1280ft
Parent (Ma):2877  High Willhays
RHB Section:40: Cornwall & Devon
Nuttall/Wainwright area:Dartmoor
County/UA:Devon (CoU)
Class:Tump (300-399m), Clem
Grid ref:SX 69638 86146
Summit feature:tor
Col:300.8m  SX 6877 8530  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 191
(1:25k) OL28N
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 47 users)ByDate of Ascent
The start of a second day's walking with MAE. There is parking at SX 6895 8592, but the path starting there is not the easiest. A better route starts at SX 6910 8577 or thereabouts, and there are others.David Purchase04/10/2019
Parking at pt 342. Pleasant grassy stroll past Dartmoor ponies. With AW and SteveG.Campbell Singer30/03/2019
With AW and CampbellSteveG30/03/2019
Parked beside the road junction to the SW followed by a sunny walk to the trig and then the Tump summit tor.Dugswell229/03/2019
then to adjacent trig pointcjo29/03/2019
day out from ExeterPoolton12303/11/2018
Back again at Chagford for a week. Just Up and down with L and Flook as the summer of 2018 heatwave continues after a brief interlude of a couple of overcast and light showery days.Chris Pearson19/07/2018
From Nattadon Common via lanes. Pathh down to ChagfordMoorponder29/06/2018
An hour' s high intensity interval session (HITT) over Meldon and Nattadon. 20 secs max effort, 40 secs recovery and repeat. (If you do it properly you won't want to do it again - a good Joe Wicks quote). Flook found it all very easy despite having already had a high intensity session jumping into the river for sticks. Helps being a strapping pointer . Skylark singing above the bracken - always make me think of Ted Hughes poetryChris Pearson08/04/2018
16m 49s pavilion to summit. 58 secs quicker than yesterday's killer non stop running ascent,. The trick to going quicker being oddly to walk hard not run, on the steep climb . Quads still screaming by top. Flood the hound ambled up exporing the bracken all around. Gentle dog walk descent then followed exploring south and west side checking out some granite boulders.Chris Pearson07/04/2018
3rd ascent. Jogged with Flook the hound,the mile from our cottage as a warm up to Chagford cricket ground, then ran the killer short but steep route of The Two Hills Race: 3.45 miles & 1076 ft of ascent. From pavillion to Meldon summit 17m 47s ( screaming quads ), rapidly down same way and across and up Naterdon in another 22m 50s, then 9m43s back to pavilion. Total time 50m20s. Sweaty, exhausted ,aching legs and lungs and high on endorphins. Great feeling after limited hills / running of late. Flook seemed to have enjoyed it as well. Record time 28 mins something. What!Chris Pearson06/04/2018
The HP is the most northern of two tors but the trig is on the southern Tor. Superb clear sunny views but bitterly cold wind. Accessed from car parking area to SE on good path. Descended NE over rough ground to Nattadon Hill.Denise 11/02/2018
Short walk up grassy track from road. Summit has trig pillar and 2 small granite tors, the NE tor is the highest. Good, very clear views. Bitter NW wind.RichardM11/02/2018
Short walk up good path from SE. With Richie.Herbert Anchovy12/11/2017
Short walk up good path from SE. With Herbert.Richard Lawrenc12/11/2017
9/11 (South Hessary Tor/Bellever Tor/Laughter Tor/Sharp Tor/Hayne Down/Pepperdon Down/Blackingstone Rock/Nattadown Common/Meldon Hill/Uppacot Down/Piddledown Common)Fergalh07/10/2017
A repeat visit -but first traverse for us at the end of a 5 hour walk with L and Flook on a windy circular walk - first over over our favourite local Kes Tor where we abandoned plans to head into the strong wind up 'the wall' to Watten Tor and instead looped back lower down. From summit of Meldon Hill we lost the path in the bracken heading down to Chagford -ended up on a private farm track which handily led back close to our cottage.Chris Pearson15/07/2017
By the trade route, with Colin Crawford.Chris Peart17/01/2017
With Chris Peart. My altimeter couldn't separate the two outcrops but I'd suspect that the one to the north east is the higherColin Crawford17/01/2017
Outcrop definitely seems higher than trig pillar.alda27/10/2016
Sweated up from the very bottom to the south on the homeward leg of a 6 hr walk with Lesley and Flook the energetic German Pointer from our pet sitting at Chagford. Even Flook was beginning to wilt in the heat. Then path down to east to the lane down towards Chagford before a stiff climb up Nattadon Common fpath described as devilishly steep on the annual Two Hills race from Chagford. Visited rock outcrop @50m NE of summit which appears to be higher than ground at trig by a good metre or so.Chris Pearson06/08/2016
Chagford ChallengePK105/09/2015
Easy parking to SE. Short and very pleasant.destaylor12/06/2015
As per Isabelle.arranc25/03/2015
Short walk from a good parking area.moorsman19/08/2014
Chagford Challengebenwloudon30/03/2014
Visited whilst bagging the trig. Short walk up on wide grassy path from SE. Lovely 360deg moorland views.jonglew13/01/2014
herd of ponies by the summit rocksAdrian14/07/2013
Very nice walk up from Chagford.benstacey25/12/2009
Easy walk from the road to the South Eastisabelle14/01/2007
Alan Whatley30/03/2019
Lesley Atchison15/07/2017
Martin R18/03/2017
carole engel21/09/2015
Nick Down114/04/2013