Grand Western Canal Country

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Grand Western Canal Country: The Country Park is managed for recreation, wildlife and historic interest and appeals both to local communities and visitors alike. Extending for eleven and a quarter miles, the Country Park provides a wonderful location to enjoy walking, cycling, boating, fishing and picnics. It is also home to the much-loved horse-drawn barge that has been taking passengers for trips along the canal since 1974.

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Canoe hire:Awaiting 5 votes
Country park:Awaiting 5 votes
Angling:6.4/10
Walk:7.3/10
Popularity rank: #2703
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Tiverton, Devon, Wessex, South West England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Variants:
Abbotshood Cycle Hire, Grand Western Canal, Tiverton Canal Park

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Abbotshood Cycle Hire

The canal tow-path provides over 11 miles of flat safe cycling for all the family, with a number of good eating places close to the canal to make a good days outing for all the family. The canal runs through some of the loveliest undiscovered countryside in Mid-Devon, and is a haven for wildlife. For the more adventurous, the hills are not far away, with lanes, tracks and more pubs waiting to be discovered in more unspoilt countryside. The canal forms part of the West Country way (NCN3). Also Exmoor is within 15 miles and has provided some of our visitors with some really exciting 'off-road' cycling. We have maps and details of local eating places to help you make the most of your time.

Prices:
AdultChild
£9.50£6.50

Tiverton Canal Park

They offer plenty of fun things to do for all the family with boat hire - self drive boats, rowing boats and Canadian canoes, or a boat trip on the all weather barge "Tivertonian". The horse drawn barge is available for day or evening private charter. Also at Tiverton Wharf you can find a canal gifts shop with a range of quality country gifts relating to canals, shire horses, waterside wildlife and everything barge!

Opening Times:

Boats can be hired for 1 to 6 hours from May to the end of September when the canal Ticket Office is open. Please note they are closed Mondays except July & August and Bank Holidays.


Prices (Rowing Boat Hire):
Adult 1 HourAdult 2 HoursAdult 4 Hours
£10.00£15.00£25.00

Prices (Canadian Canoe Hire):
Adult 1 HourAdult 2 HoursAdult 4 Hours
£15.00£20.00£30.00

Directions

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The Canal Basin in Tiverton is well signposted from the M5.

Admission

Prices:

Free

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Contact

Address: Ranger Service, The Moorings, Canal Hill, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 4HX, UK
Phone: +44 1884 254072
Email: gwcanal@devon.gov.uk
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