The Planekeepers Walk

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The Planekeepers Path commences from the sea-lock where vessels would leave the open water and enter the Lower Canal Basin to discharge their cargoes into Barges.

At Helebridge the barges were uploaded and transport continued inland my smaller, shallow tub-boats.

The Planekeepers Path follows the route the boatmen took as they tended their cargoes from Bude to the Thurlibeer Inclined Plane.

It then continues through beautiful countryside along footpaths and quiet lanes then heads back to Bude via the ancient town of Stratton.

Guide contains an illustrated map and directions, plus useful information along the way.

Distance Approx. 10 miles)
Time: Allow 5-6 hours

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The Planekeepers Path commences from the sea-lock where vessels would leave the open water and enter the Lower Canal Basin to discharge their cargoes into Barges.  At Helebridge the barges were uploaded and transport continued inland my smaller, shallow tub-boats.  The Planekeepers Path follows the route the boatmen took as they tended their cargoes from Bude to the Thurlibeer Inclined Plane.  It then continues through beautiful countryside along footpaths and quiet lanes then heads back to Bude via the ancient town of Stratton.