This, it would seem, was one of those grandiose canal schemes which did not come off. It is said that the originators began cutting north-west from Tiverton, only to run out of capital just a few miles along their route. The canal remains as a coarse fishery from Tiverton north-east through Samp-ford Peverell to Burlscombe. A useful head of tench is the main attraction and there are also roach, perch and pike (many of the latter being small). Access for visitors is excellent.