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Grand Western Canal

The Moorings Canal Hill | Canal Hill, Tiverton EX16 4HX, England
+44 1884 254072
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Go and have a lovely relaxing day trip.

Today, I went on a wonderful horse drawn barge trip along the Tiverton canal. The boat was full... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janet G
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Peaceful plus wildlife!

I regularly run and walk along the canal. The further away from Tiverton you get the more... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Louise R
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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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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The Moorings Canal Hill | Canal Hill, Tiverton EX16 4HX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Today, I went on a wonderful horse drawn barge trip along the Tiverton canal. The boat was full, it had a bar, where you can buy teas and coffees and alcoholic drinks. The sun was shining and we glided along at 21/2 miles per hour,...More

Thank Janet G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I regularly run and walk along the canal. The further away from Tiverton you get the more tranquil. Nice cafe at the start in Tiv and it only take 15minutes to feel you’re away from it all in the countryside. Swans, and signets at the...More

Thank Louise R
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Having opted to walk back to Tiverton from our sublime visit to The Hickory Inn in Halberton, full up we opted to walk the 5 miles or so back to Tiverton. Fortunately our hosts had supplied us with a guide to the Grand Western Canal....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a peaceful step back in time on a family run horse drawn barge. the skipper provided a helpful and interesting commentary on the history of the canal as well as the important safety advice . The company is well run and efficient ,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely day on theTiverton canal. We sat outside in the gardens of the Canal tea rooms and had a lovely lunch. Then went on the canal horse drawn barge, it was beautiful and peaceful with just the sound of the horses hooves....More

Thank alison2204
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

We parked in the free car park on Tiverton Road as there was no parking in Sampford Peverall car park. We walked along the tow path towards Tiverton Basin but did not finish it as we have an older dog and it was too far....More

Thank Kathy G
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

Good for a cycle ride but the barge is too expensive and you need to book first which kind of spoils it a bit said you miss hurting you need to wait ages for the next trip.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We did two walks along the canal during our recent holiday. There is pay parking in Tiverton but free parking further along the canal. The canal paths are very good and are much used by locals walking their dogs.

1  Thank Tangoj63
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

The canal basin in Tiverton is home to the Grand Western Horse drawn narrowboat. There are two options available for refreshments and a Visitors Centre available. Whilst I didn't have the opportunity to take a trip down the Canal (arrived a little late) it is...More

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

The canal walk from Tiverton to Halberton is beautiful. Very peaceful, good towpath and fabulous views. There are the occasional seats to sit and enjoy watching the ducks and catch a glimpse of a kingfisher. During summer months you can see the nostalgic sight of...More

Thank pam p
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julestar
February 16, 2018|
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Response from mbeale2014 | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them directly to make absolutely certain.
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September 29, 2016|
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Response from GrandWesternCanal | Property representative |
Hi Karen, The Grand Western Canal Country Park is open all day everyday. The Tiverton Canal Co who run the horsedrawn barge trips operate from Easter to late October every year. Booking isn't essential for all trips, but I... More
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