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Grand Western Canal

Map and Directions

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

How to Get Here

By Bus    By Train    By Car   

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By Bus

There are regular bus services to Tiverton from Exeter, Barnstaple, Crediton and Taunton. Once at Tiverton Bus Station, it is a half mile walk up to the Canal Basin (the Tourist Information Centre beside the bus station can give directions, if necessary). Alternatively you can catch the Tidcombe Circular bus service which stops just past the Canal Basin, and near Tidcombe Bridge.

There is a regular service between Tiverton, Halberton, Sampford Peverell and Tiverton Parkway Train Station and Exeter. Access points to the Canal are very close to the bus stops in Halberton and Sampford Peverell. There is an occassional service between Tiverton and Burlescombe.

For more information on this and other public transport services in the region, call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

By Train
Tiverton Parkway Train Station is located between Sampford Peverell and M5 Junction 27, six miles from Tiverton. The station is served by most trains approaching from Exeter and Taunton. The Canal is half a mile from the station. Take the road away from the station, following the brown signs to the Canal, passing the farm shop and bearing right at the fork before the main road. Cross the main road and follow the track opposite which leads to the Boehill Slipway and the towpath.

By Car
The Canal Basin in Tiverton is well-signposted from the M5 J27, the A361 from Barnstaple and the A396 from Exeter. (There is a parking fee - prices are £1 for 2 hours or £2 from sunrise to sunset. A yearly permit is also available for £20 per year. All revenue from car parking goes directly to projects in the Park). For access to the central section of the Canal either leave the M5 at Junction 27 and follow the A361 North Devon Link Road, taking the first exit to Sampford Peverell; or take the road from Tiverton to Halberton, passing Blundell’s School. To access the northern end of the Canal leave the M5 on Junction 27, follow the A38 to Wellington and follow signs to Burlescombe.

To help you plan your visit you can download a more detailed map of the Country Park image - PDF icon (772KB - pdf help).