South Down

South Down sits on the edge of the north western corner of Dartmoor. It lies just north and west of the Meldon Reservoir with a clearly marked public bridleway passing over its summit, this is the best way across this hill and linking it to the tors around Sourton or with Homerton Hill/Longstone Hill on the opposite side of the reservoir makes for a good walk. The views to the north are blocked a bit by trees however to the south is the huge bulk of Yes Tor beyond Homerton Hill. There are no military ranges around this hill.

Height – 374 metres             OS Grid Reference – SX555912         Mark out of 10 – 5



Meldon Reservoir below with Yes Tor sitting high above from the slopes of South Down


Similar view but with West Mill Tor just peeking up to the left


Looking north from South Down