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This is easily one of the best swim places we've ever found and we can't believe it's not already on here! The water is a delicious green and the setting is secluded and beautiful. It's even large enough to satisfy those serious OSS swimmers. We'd recommend it as being a place worth travelling to. If you have an OS map it's at about 564, 922. Otherwise, from the B3260 that runs SW from Okehampton to the A30 take the road signposted to Meldon Quarry. Just before reaching the quarry there is a car park on the right with a map and information board. The old quarry pool is a short walk down hill over the stream that runs down from the reservoir. It's straightforward. It seems that on the map there is also a couple of pools adjacent to the car park that might be worth checking out too.

There is a picture of the pool from our visit here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sally_jane/2752263033

There is also about it here:

http://www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk/meldon_pool.htm
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  • Added: 28/10/2012

    This is known locally as Meldon Pond. Access is via the lane signposted Meldon Quarry, almost opposite Betty Cottle's Pub. Follow the lane for about a mile to the car park/tin huts below the big quarry. Follow Redaven Brook downstream to the Ockment river (which runs from Meldon Dam), cross on the footbridge, and walk to the right for a short distance (downstream). You'll see the limestone quarry on your left. Climb down by the tree with the rope on it. A wonderful place, and suitable for long swims owing to its size. Watch out for broken glass around the quarry.

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    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

  • Added: 26/09/2014

    Simply stunning. Large flooded limestone quarry, steeped in history and legend. Vast and deep - a brilliant green gem nestling amongst trees and tors. A little bit of a scramble down, but no real problem and very well worth the effort. PS My photos have not uploaded well - apologies!

  • Added: 26/02/2017

    As a newbie to wild swimming I found the green water a little off-putting but once in I had no worries. Stunning place to swim, better outside of school holidays. (I would say the location on the map is out by about 300m, but it's clear where it actually is)

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7P10t1tzUUyS0w4RHhEa3R5Wjg

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    Very deep water, steep slope to waterside.

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  • Added: 23/07/2017

    A great spot, very deep. Easy walk down from the car park at the viaduct above (the map pin is a little off, look for the comma shaped pool just west). A little scramble down from the rim. Idyllic amphitheatre setting, quite eerie with the large rock face on the far side. Just watch out for litter and glass as this seems a popular spot for parties.

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    Broken glass.

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