Cycling

cycling[1]Cycling is becoming a popular way for families and individuals to explore the Country Park. Cyclists can take in much of the changing scenery along the Canal in a relatively short period of time. The towpath is generally flat and smooth, but cyclists are advised to dismount at Waytown Tunnel where the slope is quite steep. Cyclists must dismount and walk under bridges and give way to pedestrians and the horses drawing the passenger barge at all times.

Please ensure that pedestrians are aware of your approach by using a bell or by calling ahead, before you pass. Please be patient with anglers using extendable fishing poles.

The Country Park is primarily for quiet and relaxing recreation for all users, so please cycle steadily and responsibly. To encourage safer and more considerate use of the towpath by cyclists, walkers and anglers the Grand Western Canal Country Park Ranger Service has launched a Towpath Code of Conduct. The code explains the behaviour expected of all towpath users and reminds people that horse riding and motorcycle use are not permitted on the towpath.

Cycle Hire

Cycle Hire is available from Abbotshood Cycle Hire which is now located at The Globe Inn, beside the Canal in Sampford Peverell.

Circular cycle routes

Circular routes are possible using the surrounding minor road network and the disused railway line between Tiverton and Manley Lane. For more information about cycle routes in the area please contact:

Tiverton Tourist Information Centre
Tel: 01884 230878
Email: tivertontic@tivertonmuseum.org.uk

The National Cycle Network Route 3 follows much of the Canal. For more information on this please contact:

Sustrans
Tel: 0117 926 8893
Web: www.sustrans.org.uk