The ashby de la zouch canal is a 31 mile 50 km long canal in england which connected the mining district around moira just outside the town of ashby de la zouch with the coventry canal at bedworth in warwickshire. Simply click the box next to any service being displayed in the map key on the left of your screen.
The ashby canal trust which includes leicestershire county council the ashby canal association and other local interests are promoting restoration of the canal back to near its original terminus.
Ashby canal map. Automatically deducted at checkout. The ashby canal association was formed in 1992 to ensure that more was closed and im the long term to work towards re opening the section. You ll need to zoom in fully to see all the details.
Despite gaining funding in 1997 of over 1 million the scheme was blocked by one land owner who refused to sell a patch of land and the funding subsequently lost. Cycle routes and walking routes nearby. A map of the ashby canal.
Wikipedia has a page about ashby canal. This makes it a stress free cruise for inexperienced boaters and a leisurely journey for regular boaters needing a rest from endless flights of locks with the added attraction that the waterway is almost entirely rural. Summarised data for all 2 branches.
Click the red i icon in the bottom right hand corner to expand the key. The northern end of the ashby canal is 8 miles 12 9 km long and is partly restored. Downloadable ashby canal cruising map in acrobat pdf format.
Ashby canal os map mobile gps os map with location tracking ashby canal open street map mobile gps map with location tracking. The 22 mile long ashby de la zouch canal to use its seldom heard full name has no locks at all. Save 10 on both when you buy an ashby canal map and dvd together.
The derelict part of the canal are in various ownerships. It was opened in 1804 and a number of tramways were constructed at its northern end to service collieries. Centenary way coventry canal ivanhoe way leicestershire round bosworth battlefield country park ashby woulds heritage trail.
The canal was taken over by the midland railway in 1846 but remained. The paid for maps cover the whole canal the free maps below only cover the restoration section. It is neither a long nor outstandingly attractive canal but it was and still is an important link between the northern and southern canal networks cutting out the need to lock up into and.
A brief history of the ashby canal. The map displays a range of services available on the ashby canal. Zoom into the map to find details such as moorings boaters facilities and access points.
The coventry canal the ashby canal the coventry canal leaves the trent mersey canal at fradley junction and runs for 38 miles up 13 locks to coventry. The ashby de la zouch canal is a 31 mile 50 km long canal in england which connected the mining district around moira just outside the town of ashby de la zouch with the coventry canal at bedworth in warwickshire it was opened in 1804 and a number of tramways were constructed at its northern end to service collieries.