Bude Canal Aqueduct
The Trust’s Aqueduct branch length is the centre of two canal-based walks:-
Tamar Lakes Walks
These walks are based at Lower Tamar Lake, at the northern end of the Aqueduct branch, and the Canal’s original reservoir. The main walk explores the lake itself, and also the northernmost ⅓ mile of the Aqueduct branch, between the lake and Virworthy Wharf. An extended route includes the newer Upper Tamar Lake, built in 1977 to provide water supplies to the area. As well as the historical interest of the northern end of the Aqueduct branch, the two lakes are important for their wildlife interest, especially their birdlife.
Variety of length options, from ¾ mile to 2½ miles.
Free leaflet “Bude Canal Trails”.
The Aqueduct Trail
This walk is based on the length of the Aqueduct branch. The signposted route is based on Lower Tamar Lake and follows minor lanes to Brendon Bridge, near the Aqueduct branch’s southern end. There is an optional cul-de-sac route to the Burmsdon aqueduct bridge over the Tamar and back, and the walk then follows the Aqueduct branch towpath back to Tamar Lake.
Total length approximately 10 miles.
Leaflet available, price 95p.