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.
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.