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  Mid Devon Hire Boats & Moorings

Peaceful Country Moorings

at Orchard Farm

Situated 2 miles east of the town of Tiverton, on the peaceful Grand Western Canal Country Park and Local Nature Reserve. These small, private tranquil linear moorings are surrounded by beautiful Devon countryside with views across the valley. This landlocked Canal is full width, has one lift bridge, a height restriction of 2 metres, and is totally lock free. There is a slip way half way along the canal for trailable boats with cruising licences for short or long term visitors, available from the Canal Manager or our moorings at Orchard Farm.

Mooring terms are for 1, 6 or 12 month periods. We are unable to offer residential moorings.


  • Wooden Linear Landing & Stage Walkway
  • Maintenace Landing with Electrical Point
  • Toilet Pump-out & Rubbish Disposal
  • On Site Car Park & Lawn Area
  • Water, Fuel, & Gas
  • Next To Winding Hole


Contact us for further details on the availability of moorings for your boat, as well as crane and transport facilities. See the canal website by visiting www.devon.gov.uk/grand_western_canal

This Peaceful Canal

Has eleven miles of landlocked carefree cruising, and very few boats…just peace and quiet, intermingled with countryside and wildlife. From tranquil moorings wend your way across a Brunel aqueduct, pass through wooded areas, and cross embankments with views stretching out to the Blackdown Hill. You can also enjoy fishing, walking, bird watching and visits to the local Pub, along this quiet and beautiful Country Park Canal, which has wildlife and nature in abundance.


For full details on the Grand Western Canal See the Canal Web Site by visiting: www.devon.gov.uk/grand_western_canal

Self Drive Day Boat

Hire a Boat
on The
Grand Western Canal

Hire Boats at Tiverton Wharf

Explore the canal . . . hire a Self Drive Day Boat from Tiverton Canal Co.
Also Canadian Canoes and Rowing Boats are all
available May to September. (Closed Mondays, except Bank Holidays and July/August).
from the Wharf Ticket Office at Tiverton Basin, Canal Hill, Tiverton, EX16 4HX.
1 Hour Hires – available when canal shop is open – see web site. 
Reserve a Self Drive Day Boat for 2+ Hours. Max. 6 Passengers.
Tel. 01884 253345   www.tivertoncanal.co.uk

We sincerely regret that Mid Devon Hire Boats & Moorings can no longer
 offer Narrowboat Hire on this canal.

Contact Us

We are situated 5 miles west of J27, M5 on the south-west side of Halberton village, 4 miles East of Tiverton.

If you would like to know the availability for a mooring at Orchard Farm, please email your inquiry including your address, phone number and boat details and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Mid Devon Hire Boats & Moorings.
Orchard Farm,
East Manley,
Devon. EX16 4NJ


Contact: Pat Brind
Telephone: 01884 252178
Mobile: 0774 900 1631


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