Distance: 8 miles (12.5km)
Ascent: 541 metres
Start/finish: Meldon Dam car park, EX20 4LU

Cross the dam and turn R onto the Meldon Reservoir shore path to the far end and then up the West Okement River to the woodland (2.1 miles/3.4km). Turn L and, leaving the main paths, run uphill past Black Tor to the summit of High Willhays. Turn L here and take the ridge path to the more prominent summit of Yes Tor (3.9 miles/6.2km). Either run straight back to the start on the vaguely pathed north slope of Yes Tor, or follow the path north-east towards West Mill Tor but take the larger track L before the summit and run downhill to the track at Black Down (5.2 miles/8.4km). Turn L and run generally north-west back to the dam and the start.

Download and print route directions

Download .GPX file

How to use .GPX files

OS Map

To see this map cookies and javascript must be enabled. If you are still having trouble after having checked both of these please contact us using the link at the top of the page


Open Street Map and interactive elevation profile

[map style=”width: auto; height:400px; margin:20px 0px 20px 0px; border: 1px solid black;” lat=”50.7071″ lon=”-4.0393″ maptype=”OSM” z=”11″ gpx=”http://wildrunning.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/12-High-Willhays-and-Yes-Tor-WR.gpx”]