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

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

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

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Looking north from South Down