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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Date for your diary!
Monday 25th AugustThis event will mark the actual 200th anniversary of the Grand Western Canal (to the day) and will also celebrate 40 years of the horse-drawn barge 'Tivertonian' operating on the Canal.
Limited Edition - Grand Western Canal Bicentenary Brasses and Mugs
To celebrate 200 years of the Grand Western Canal the Canal Ranger Service commissioned some limited edition horse-brasses and mugs.
These are now available to buy from the following outlets:
- Minnows Touring Park, Sampford Peverell. Tel. 01884 821770
- Canal Tea Rooms and Gardens, Canal Basin, Tiverton. Tel. 01884 252291
- Tiverton Canal Co. shop, Canal Basin, Tiverton (or by post). Tel: 01884 253345
(Please remember these are limited so first come first served - please call first to check stock)
Find out more
- 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
Also on devon.gov.uk
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