Bampton in Devon

Bampton in Devon

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Further Afield
 

Grand Western Canal

The canal basin at Tiverton, just ten miles from Bampton, is a very scenic spot. The canal was originally built to bring limestone into Tiverton, and next to the canal are the remains of the old lime kilns. 

It is now a popular attraction run by the Tiverton Canal Company - home to the last horse-drawn barge in the Westcountry.

Memories of yester-year
The horse-drawn barge on the Grand Wester Canal

The Grand Western Canal  is a Country Park and Local Nature Reserve and home to the last horse-drawn barge in the Westcountry. From Tiverton Wharf one can take trips on the horse-drawn barge or relax on “The Ducks Ditty” the permantely moored floating cafe bar; hire a rowing boat, Canadian canoe or self drive day boat to explore the canal, or simply take a walk to enjoy the rich flora and fauna along the canal banks.

Public trips run to a published timetable from Easter until the end of October – daytime and evening private hire trips are available. This is a popular attraction and reservations are advised (01884 253345).

For some additional information about the canal which has its headquarters in Tiverton, click here.

The canal wharf at Tiverton
 

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