Grand Western Canal

The Grand Western Canal Country Park and Local Nature Reserve meanders through beautiful mid-Devon countryside and quiet villages between Tiverton and Lowdwells (near the Somerset border).

Canal Near East Manly Bridge - John Morton Devon County Photography

Canal near East Manley - John Morton, Devon County Photography

Extending for eleven and a quarter miles, the Country Park provides a wonderful location to enjoy a peaceful walk or  cycle ride along the towpath; experience a ride onboard the much-loved horse-drawn barge that has been taking passengers for trips along the canal since 1974; have a go at fishing; launch your own boat or hire a boat or a canoe.

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Canal Visitor Survey 2015

GWC Visitor Survey

The Canal Ranger Service is keen to learn more about how the Country Park is used and to find out your views on how it can be improved. Read more....

2015 Grand Western Canal Photo Competition

warnicombe bridgeHave you got a good photo that was taken at the Grand Western Canal? Well if so, why not enter the 2015 Grand Western Canal Photo Competition. Devon County Council’s Ranger Service is looking for the best photos that encapsulate the wonder and beauty of the Grand Western Canal, its wildlife and the people that use it. £450 worth of PhotoLesk vouchers are up for grabs for the lucky winners and runners up.....Read more...

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Grand Western Canal Country Park and Local Nature Reserve

Canal Ranger Service
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