Canal Park - Operated by Tiverton Canal Company


Canal Life

Besides our own dogs and horses that spend much of their time on or near the towpath, the Grand Western Canal is a local nature reserve filled with wildlife and offers plenty to do and see. 

With free access to the canal all year round, walkers, cyclists, anglers and boat enthusiasts can enjoy 11 miles of quiet and unspoilt waterway that will lead you through Devon's beautiful countryside (don't forget your camera)!

Click this link for "The Grand Western Canal" Facebook Page for news and photos

Here is a selection of videos for you to watch under the heading "Canal Life"

1. One of Them Days (video of the Tiverton Canal, set to the music of Chas and Dave)

2. Snow & Ice on the Tiverton Canal (1991) when the new William Authors bridge was being built

3. Spirit of the 60's - Motorcycles meet on the Tiverton Canal, and enjoy a coffee at the Ducks Ditty

If you would like to view more videos on the Tiverton Canal, click this link

(picture above) East Manley Bridge on the Grand Western Canal taken by Gerry Beighton


One of the best (if not the very best) ways to explore the Grand Western Canal is by hiring one of our boats (Canadian Canoe, Rowing Boat, Motor Day Boat) or taking a Horse-Drawn barge trip.


From ducks, swans, badgers and foxes to fish, insects and plant life, the Grand Western Canal is a fascinating place to observe and experience wildlife and nature first hand.
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As the canal is fed by freshwater springs, there is a world of life beneath the surface of the water and plenty of freshwater fish that thrive here: trench, perch, rudd, roach, breem and pike.
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Enjoy 11 miles of towpath and unspoilt waterway on foot.  
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Explore the fasinating wildlife and history that the canal towpath has to offer on a bike with family friends or in your own company. 
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Meet our Horses

The Tiverton Canal Co. looks after three heavy horses (Taffy, Dandy and Ross) who take it in turns to pull the horse-drawn barge.
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Meet our Dogs

We also have three dogs (Roxy, Mollie and Milly) who often join in the fun of a barge trip.
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