The Country Park is a popular place to enjoy a flat, easy walk in the countryside. You have the opportunity to stroll near settlements and services or to get away from it all and explore the quieter sections at the northern end of the Canal.
The Canal towpath is a public right of way that runs beside the Canal for the full eleven and a quarter miles. The towpath has been extensively resurfaced. Access points are located throughout the length of the Country Park. Several circular walks incorporating the towpath and the local footpath network are possible.
Every 6 weeks the Canal Rangers lead a healthy walk starting at various points along the Canal, as part of the Tiverton Walk and Talk programme. For more information please visit www.wfh.naturalengland.org.uk/walkfinder/south-west/tiverton-walk-talk
Picnic sites are located at the Canal Basin in Tiverton, Crownhill Bridge, Tiverton Road Bridge, Greenway Bridge, Sampford Peverell, Whipcott Bridge and Lowdwells.
If feeding ducks, please be aware that bread is not very good for their health so please limit to small amounts or better still use proper duck food (available at the Canal Basin gift shop).
The canal provides a long linear walk along the towpath, which is connected to a number of circular walking routes including:
They are all easy to moderate walking through some very attractive Mid Devon countryside. They are taken from a leaflet produced by Mid Devon District Council.
Dog fouling is a serious issue in the Country Park. Not only is it a health hazard for children, unsightly, and disgusting to walk in, but it is significantly changing the fertility of the banks, leading to more nettles and less wildflowers.
The Country Park is regularly patrolled by MDDC enforcement officers who will issue £80 on the spot fines to any dog owner failing to remove their dog’s mess. The maximum fine is £1000.
Visitors to the Country Park are encouraged to report any dog owners they witness failing to remove their dog’s mess - particularly regular offenders. Please telephone 01884 234382 with a description of the dog/owner/vehicle, the time and the location.
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There are regular bus routes that pass the canal. To find out details of timetables for these services, please contact