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GRID REF: SS963123 (canal basin); ST073196 (Lowd­wells) POSTCODE (of basin): EX16 4HX. The postcode near Lowd­wells end is TA21 0JY HOW TO GET THERE: Tiver­ton is 15 miles north of Ex­eter on the A396 and is eas­ily ac­cessed off the M5 PARK­ING: At Canal basin in Tiver­ton and smaller ar­eas avail­able through­out the length of the canal TER­RAIN: Easy, level walk­ing along the tow­path, oc­ca­sional bridges FA­CIL­I­TIES: Tiver­ton of­fers many op­por­tu­ni­ties for re­fresh­ments, in­clud­ing (in sea­son) a fine float­ing bar/café at the canal basin, The Duck’s Ditty. Be­tween Easter and au­tumn there are ex­cel­lent tea rooms and gar­dens at Hal­ber­ton Court Farm Shop, on the short cir­cu­lar walk just off the canal. Var­i­ous pubs in vil­lages along the route. Toi­lets in Tiver­ton, at the basin, and at re­fresh­ment stops PUB­LIC TRANS­PORT: Tiver­ton is well served by buses. Hol­combe Ro­gus and the vil­lages be­tween are more limited. Info: trav­e­linesw.com Near­est train sta­tion is Tiver­ton Park­way, near Samp­ford Peverell OR­GAN­I­SA­TIONS: Devon Wildlife Trust, tel: 01392 279244 CANAL RANGER SERVICE: web: devon.gov.uk/grandwest­ern­canal COUNTY RECORDER: (Devon) Kevin Ry­lands, email: recorder@de­von­birds.org MAPS: OS Ex­plorer 114/128, OS Lan­dranger 181/192

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