Enjoy a peaceful family cycle ride along The Grand Western canal

Tiverton, Devon

Enjoy a peaceful family cycle ride along the towpath, beside the tranquil stretch of waterway through the heart of Devon.

Part of the National Cycle network Route 3, the Grand western Canal Cycle Route is a 14.5 mile route running along the Grand Western Canal.

You can take in the changing scenery along the Canal in a relatively short period of time. The towpath is generally flat and smooth, and circular routes are possible using the surrounding minor road networks and the disused railway line between Tiverton and Manley Lane.

Located on the route, Tiverton Canal Co is home to one of the last horse-drawn barges in the UK. There are also self drive day boats, Canadian canoes and rowing boats available for hire.

From ducks and 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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