Stover Canal

Photo: Stover Canal by Tony Atkin

(Canal owned by various landowners; part leased by Stover Canal Trust)

The Stover Canal (2 miles) connected the Ball Clay quarries and the Haytor Granite Tramway on Dartmoor with the town of Newton Abbott, from where clay and granite could be shipped down the river Teign eight miles to the estuary.  The Canal’s restoration is being promoted by Stover Canal Trust.  The Canal is owned by Network Rail, which in late 2009 leased it to Teignbridge District Council, which in turn has sub-leased it to Stover Canal Trust, which now incorporates Stover Canal Society, to hold the canal and some adjacent land, also leased from the Council, to enable the Trust to progress restoration.