Grand Western Canal

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The Grand Western Canal Country Park meanders through 11 1/4 miles of beautiful mid-Devon countryside between Tiverton and Lowdwells (near the Somerset border). Declared a Country Park in 1971 and a Local Nature Reserve in 2005, the canal is a wonderfully relaxing place for a peaceful walk or cycle ride along the towpath, or even take a ride onboard the much-loved horse-drawn barge that has been taking passengers for trips along the canal since 1974. The abundance of wildlife and scenic landscape that characterise the Canal today make it a great place to enjoy walking, cycling, boating, fishing and picnics.
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77whiskers
Newport, UK25 contributions
Jul 2021
Pleasant walk along a short stretch of canal, can be easily accessed for those staying nearby so no need to drive and pay for parking. Most popular attraction was the nearby cafe.
Written 31 August 2021
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Mark S
Sandford, UK128 contributions
Jun 2021
Love walking and cycling along here, have done the full length, in different various stages now, a very photogenic area, with lots of history, which is all very well explained on each of the well placed boards along the tow path, my favourite parts are around the Manley and East Manly area, so peaceful, and colourful in the spring to Autumn, yet still holds it's natural beauty and splendour too in Winter. An amazing array of wildlife along the trail, if you're very lucky, this will include Kingfishers too. A couple of good eateries along the way, one at The Basin end in Tiverton, the other at the farm shop in Halberton, also a fabulous pub along there at Sampford Peverell 'The Globe Inn, which also has B&B option if you're planning to stay longer.
Written 29 August 2021
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Will J
Patchway, UK83 contributions
Apr 2021
Great walk along the canal towpath, fantastic to see the horse drawn barge too! The surrounding tea rooms are always a good bet and very accessible from Tiverton Town centre.
Written 5 July 2021
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RichJTW
Somerset, UK132 contributions
May 2021
Lovely place to take a long or short walk. Always see kingfishers on the canal here so walk slowly and watch for the flash of blue.
Written 13 May 2021
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Susannah P
Tiverton, UK1,722 contributions
May 2021 • Friends
Beautiful canal running over 11 miles. Perfect for walks, cycling, running or even paddle boarding.

As you gradually walk away from Tiverton, the tow path becomes quieter and more the scenery is stunning. Views change with the light and time of day, and by season to season.

Kingfishers can be seen, swans, ducks and geese.

Highly recommended.
Written 7 May 2021
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Sunshine_charlie
Tiverton, UK9 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
The Grand Western Canal had saved me in the last year to refind the gem throughout lockdown, so pretty and to relax to get away from 4walls a see this beauty. Big thank you to all that make it all a lovely place
Written 30 March 2021
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Zoe
San Jose, CA18 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
There are many pets without leash. The information center is closed. It is full of menacing pets. Not good for youngsters.
Written 13 March 2021
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Joann
Cullompton, UK2 contributions
Oct 2020
Lovely place to walk. Swans and ducks aplenty. Saw a kingfisher too! Plenty of dog poo bins around..
Written 16 December 2020
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Susannah P
Tiverton, UK1,722 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Beautiful secluded canal with tow path running beside it for its 11 mile length.

Super for walkers, runners, cyclists (dismount please when approaching bridges to avoid cycling into walkers!).

Great birdlife, including sighting kingfishers on several occasions just before dusk.

Pubs in route too, many benches, and great views.
Written 5 December 2020
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Vik M
Isle of Wight, UK8 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Wanted a walk to exercise the dogs. Walked from the end of the canal to the aqueduct 2.5 miles away and and back, 5 miles in total.
Main car park full bit found a space in the next road up for free.
No pubs or cafe along this stretch of the canal. you can only walk on one side of the canal as houses the other side but nice to see a variety of back gardens along our walk.
Horse drawn canal boat rides are available so I imagine it can be stressful for dog and horse owners when this is operating.
Didn’t see any toilets a long the route apart from a block in the main car park.
Lots of places to stop to picnic or just enjoy the view.
Written 27 September 2020
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