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Grand Western Canal

Devon, Somerset

38 km / 24 miles
A route along the course of the Grand Western Canal which is water-filled between Tiverton and Greenham near the Somerset border. Along the dry section, use is made in parts of the actual canal bed. The area abounds in flora and fauna.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Attributes: Easy
Start: SS963124 - Tiverton, Devon View on StreetMap
Finish: ST226247 - Taunton, Somerset View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Devon CC - Grand Western Canal Explore Devon - Grand Western Canal

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

General Interest Book Grand Western Canal  (Devon Books  - 1996 )
General Interest Book River Thames and Southern Waterways: Waterways Guide 7 (Collins Nicholson Waterways Guides)  (HarperCollins  - 2021 )
External download Grand Western Canal: Visitor Guide  (Devon County Council  - 2020 ) Download


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 181, 193
OS Landranger Active 181, 193
OS Explorer 114, 128
OS Explorer Active 114, 128

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Route Profile:

37.9 km (23.5 miles)
260 m (853 ft) ascent
111 m (364 ft)  maximum height

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