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 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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The Grand Western Canal is celebrating its 200th birthday this year and among the range of events programmed for 2014, the canal will be hosting the IWA National Trailboat Festival over the late May bank holiday weekend (24 – 26 May) including...
Grand Western 200
Repaired section of the canal reopened!
The Grand Western Canal and its towpath were officially re-opened on Wednesday 19 March following structural repairs to a breached embankment, caused by severe weather during the winter of 2012.
Find out more
- Grand Western 200
- New Visitor Centre
- Map and Directions
- Information for Disabled Visitors
- Rangers Rag Newsletter
- Canal Breach
- Local Businesses and Services
- Joint Advisory Committee
- Towpath Code of Conduct
- Waterway Code of Conduct
- Grand Western Canal Photo Gallery
- Annual parking permits
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