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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What's new?

Grand Western 200 Festival!

MBE Freestyle BMX Display Team performing at the Grand Western 200

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
Saturday 24th May 2014

10:30am - 5pm
Mid Devon Showground


Repaired section of the canal reopened!

Reopening ceremony

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.


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Grand Western Canal Country Park and Local Nature Reserve

Canal Ranger Service
The Moorings
Canal Hill
EX16 4HX


01884 254072


01884 255935

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