Going back in time

Narrow boat on Tiverton canalWe made a quick trip to Tiverton Canal. A step back into the past. Slow.

There are 11 miles of canal. Snaking through the Devon countryside. We joined it in Tiverton, where it’s tamed and tidy. Then, as it snakes out of the town, it becomes more wild and relaxed. I have the urge to read The Old Curiosity Shop on its banks.

” At length these streets, becoming more straggling yet, dwindled and dwindled away, until there were only small garden patches bordering the road…”

horse drawn canal boat TivertonDragonflies flitting. Optimistic ducks. A lovely place for a quiet picnic. Or a cycle ride. It is so beautiful.

Top tip: If you visit and would like to hire a boat, book before your visit. Also do it over the phone, as trying to do it in the shop can be challenging when its busy. We gave up after the second phone call interrupted our enquiry.

3 thoughts on “Going back in time

  • Monday 17 August, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Now that looks a wonderful way to spend some time
    Happy days x

  • Wednesday 19 August, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Love walks along the canals and going narrow-boating. This looks like a gorgeous canal walk and I love the photo of the horse towing the canal boat too.

  • Wednesday 19 August, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    this is a style of holiday that appeals to me, but never managed to get round to

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