We take your safety very seriously. Here is some information about using the Grand Western Canal and general information about Water Safety...
You will be sharing this towpath with a large working Heavy Horse that pulls a passenger barge along this stretch of canal up to 3 times a day from 1st April to 31st October.
TOWPATH USERS SAFETY INFORMATION
- Always Give Way to the Horse - Stand aside (on the hedge side towards the towpath) allow to pass.
- Cyclists Must Dismount - Under all bridges in this Zone and whenever passing the Horse.
- Never Cause the Horse to Stop - This may cause danger for the barge.
- Be Vigilant - Keep watch for the Heavy Horse before you walk under any bridge in this Zone. In the very unlikely event that you meet a horse out of control or running, Stand well back for your safety.
Further Safety Details for All Canal users, regarding the Horse-Drawn Barge will appear here on our website.