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Beautiful but beware of silt.

The Ashby canal is unspoilt, no locks so ideal for a couple of days out sailing - but beware, if... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
julie k
A trip to Market Bosworth from Cropredy

The Ashby canal is blessed with no locks. It can be quite shallow in places but on the whole it is... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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26 May 2018
“Beautiful but beware of silt.”
2 Sep 2017
“A trip to Market Bosworth from Cropredy”
56 High Street, Measham DE12 7HZ, England
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

The Ashby canal is unspoilt, no locks so ideal for a couple of days out sailing - but beware, if you are in a narrowboat the silt in many areas is just ridiculous. We saw so many boats keeling over and having to push off...More

Thank julie k
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We have set ourself the task of walking the complete length of the canal in short stages as we try to regain fitness after surgery. We managed about half last August September but as the days got shorter and the distance from home longer we...More

Thank Lucky13s
Reviewed 2 September 2017

The Ashby canal is blessed with no locks. It can be quite shallow in places but on the whole it is a very pretty navigation. Very good farm shop by bridge 23. It also tends to be quite quiet as we found out during our...More

Thank MartinWG
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

As I get older my appetite for climbing mountains is waning away and I look for easier routes. The Ashby Canal gives me a wonderful opportunity to get the miles in whilst not making my cranky old knees even more cronky. It meanders through picturesque...More

Thank Andy and Kath M
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We always start our walk from hinckley and either head south to the Lilm Kiln for a swift pint or head north towards Sutton Cheeny. Either way there are some lovely views, wildlife and history to be seen. Highly recommended!

Thank 1303dls
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

It's lovely to see the progress that's being made with the restoration of the canal. The place of the Measham Teapots loved so much by the working boatmen

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 5 November 2016

A really nice canal - not long but quite picturesque, Lots of work to do to complete the task of total opening but its a really nice voyage. A bit shallow in places but definitely worth doing. (See report re Hire Company_

1  Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 4 June 2016

This a great canal to take a holiday. Its scenic, with good pubs and you can access the Warwickshire Ring. We hired through Ashby Boats at Stoke Golding and they are top guys with brilliant boats.

Thank foxontherox
Reviewed 14 October 2015

At the moment it is divided at Meaxham/ The main Ashby canal terminates just past Snarestone tunnel and the north wetstern part is in Moira by the Moira Furnace. I t would be nice to have both parts linked through Measham, However this has been...More

Thank Alwyn T
Reviewed 10 September 2015

the ashby canal is a contour canal built to follow the lines of the contours.It winds through peaceful countryside

Thank michael h
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