Grand re-opening of the Great Western Canal near Tiverton

The Grand Western Canal and towpath have been officially re-opened at Halberton more than a year after its banks were breached during a severe winter storm.

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Huge hole in side of historic canal

A huge hole has opened up in the side of the historic Grand Western Canal at Halberton not far from Tiverton. Thousands and thousands of gallons of water flooded down the embankment into the fields below. The force of the water was so great it carved a gorge into the hillside.

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