Countryside Matters 2014 - page 54

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ROLLE CANAL OPENING
RogerTinson fromClintonDevonEstatesopenedanew1km footpathalongsidetheremainsoftheRolleCanal
nearTorrington,NorthDevonaspartofaBiosphereproject,called ‘Life’sJourney’, fundedbytheHeritage
Lottery,LordClinton’sCharitableTrustandDevonWasteManagement.
Thecanalwasbuilt inthe1820s,financedbythe1stBaronRolle, totransportballclaytothecoastand
agricultural lime inland. Itwassupersededbytherailwaywhich, today, isthepopularTarkaTrailcycleroute.
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