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Pulling the Past into the Future

For Our 50th Year Anniversary . . . .
1. We are running Very Special ‘Serenity Sunday Afternoon Trips’ (Adults Only)
The 2.15pm 2 1/2 Hr return will run with an emphasis on peace and tranquillity for the whole trip . . to allow everyone on the barge to listen and immerse themselves with this mindfull and magical Horse-Drawn experience.
(Adults Only – 14 & Above)

2. We are holding an OPEN DAY! on 13th July.
The Horse-Drawn Barge will be in the Tiverton Wharf all day with events going on in the Wharf . . 2 x Bands, Swing Boats, Food Stalls, Craft Stalls, Ducks Bar, etc . . Bring a blanket and join in the celebrations of our 50th year of the Horse-Drawn Barge. A history wall of the last 50 years of the Horse-Drawn in Tiverton Devon will also be on display

Other Things to See & Do Here . . . .
Or relax with a glass of wine, coffee or ice-cream at the ‘floating-canal-side bar’, The Ducks’ Ditty Cafe-Bar. Go shopping at the Canal Gift Shop, for canal art and gifts or Hire a Boat and have a lot of fun exploring the waterway at your own pace with a Rowing boat or Canadian Canoe.

The Duck’s Ditty Bar is Devon’s only floating canal side Bar, allowing you to enjoy refreshments al fresco by the water.
The licenced bar also serves barista coffee, loose-leaf & specialist teas. also sandwiches, sausage rolls and cakes, alongside the award winning Marshfield ‘soft scoop’ Ice cream.

The Canal Gift Shop can be found in a former stable and is where you can pick up a range of gifts and painted canal ware, as well as book tickets for the horse drawn barge trip or boat hire.

The Grand Western Canal is a Country Park and Local Nature Reserve and is one of Devon’s hidden gems. The canal is open all year with free access to a children’s play area with a canal theme and an excellent educational visitor centre with the history of this waterway and its working horses.


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