Events

The Ranger Service organises a series of events each year. Here are what events we have coming up at the Grand Western Canal in the coming months:

FEBRUARY

CANAL VOLUNTEER DAY
Sunday 11th February
Help the Rangers with some practical habitat management within the country park.
Meet: Location to be confirmed
Time: 10am – 4pm
Booking: Essential
Cost: Free

 

GUIDED WALK
Wednesday 21st February
Join Rangers for a winter walk along the canal.
Part of Tiverton Walk & Talk.
Meet: Tiverton Road Bridge Car Park, EX16 7AY.
Time: 10:30am – 12noon
Cost: Free

MARCH

CANAL VOLUNTEER DAY       
Sunday 11th March
Another chance to help Rangers at the Canal.
Meet: Canal Basin Car Park, Tiverton, EX16 4HX.
Time: 10am – 4pm
Booking: Essential
Cost: Free

APRIL

SPRING ADVENTURE DAY
Wednesday 4th April
Hop along to the country park and discover what creatures live in and around the canal.
Meet: Rangers Office, Canal Hill, Tiverton
Booking: Essential
Time: 2-4pm
Cost: £5 per child

MAY

BAT WALK
Friday 11th May
Enjoy a twilight walk with Rangers at the canal. Please bring a torch if you have one.
Meet: Location to be confirmed
Time: 9pm
Booking: Essential
Cost: £5 per person

GUIDED WALK
Wednesday 23rd May
Join Rangers for another stroll along the canal.
Part of Tiverton Walk & Talk.
Meet: Location to be confirmed
Time: 10:30am – 12noon
Cost: Free

JULY

FUN ON THE WATER
Saturday 14th July

11am – 3pm

Canal Basin, Canal Hill, Tiverton, EX16 4HX.

Have a go stand-up paddle boarding; model boating, pond dipping (all free) or hire a rowing boat or canoe.

Part of Love Parks Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUIDED WALK
Wednesday 18th July
Join Rangers for another stroll along the canal.
Part of Tiverton Walk & Talk.
Meet: Location to be confirmed
Time: 10:30am – 12noon
Cost: Free

AUGUST

WILD WEDNESDAY’S
Rangers will be running a series of children’s activities throughout the Summer holidays.
Meet:  Rangers Office, Canal Hill, Tiverton
Time: 2-4pm
Booking: Essential
Cost: £5  per child

 

WILD WEDNESDAY’S – POND DIPPING
Wednesday 1st August 
Discover what creatures are lurking in the murky depths of the pond.

WILD WEDNESDAY’S – BUTTERFLIES & BUMBLE BEES
Wednesday  8th  August
Learn about our buzzing friends and enjoy making some colourful crafts to take home.

WILD WEDNESDAY’S – WHAT’S THAT BIRD?
Wednesday  15th August
Find out what birds we have at the canal.

WILD WEDNESDAY’S – DAMSELFLIES AND DRAGONFLIES
Wednesday  22nd  August
Explore more about the magical world of damselflies and dragonflies.

WILD WEDNESDAY’S – SNUG AS A BUG
Wednesday 29th August
Create a bug hotel to encourage wildlife into your garden.

SEPTEMBER

BAT WALK
Friday 7th September
Find out more about these mysterious creatures.
Please bring a torch if you have one.
Meet: 2-4pm Location to be confirmed.
Time: 9pm
Booking: Essential
Cost: £5 per person

 

GUIDED WALK
Wednesday 12th September
Part of Tiverton Walk & Talk.
Meet: Location to be confirmed.
Time: 10:30am – 12noon
Cost: Free

NOVEMBER

GUIDED WALK
Wednesday 7th November
Part of Tiverton Walk & Talk.
Meet: Location to be confirmed.
Time: 10:30am – 12noon
Cost: Free

DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS WREATH WORKSHOP
Join Canal Rangers for a festive treat and make a beautiful Christmas wreath to hang on your door
Meet:  Rangers Office, Canal Hill, Tiverton
Time: 10am – 12noon and 1pm – 3pm
Booking: Essential
Cost: £5 per person

(More details will be added soon)

 

 

 

For more information and to book onto an event please contact the Canal Ranger Service on 01884 254072 or email gwcanal@devon.gov.uk.