Working canal boats at the Ashby Canal Shackerstone Family Festival

Useful Links

Wikipedia entry for the Ashby Canal

Hinckley Water Activities Training Centre

Canal Guide

Launched in 2008 by the publishers of and is a popular website with many details of the UK canals including the Forth, Clyde and those throughout England and Wales.

Association of Waterways Cruising Clubs

Our boating members will find this site useful. The ‘Club Finder’ button gives access to boat clubs the length and breadth of the UK along with contact details.

Ashby Canal Centre

Wet Dock
Boat Safety Examinations

Tel 01455 212636

Bosworth Marina

Luxury moorings in a beautiful setting
New 5 star facilities and services
Friendly on-site staff
On-site shop and chandlery
Full disabled access

Tel 07711 211446

Ashby Boat Company

Based in Stoke Golding they operate a fleet of high quality boats available for day, short break and weekly hire.

Ashby Canal Trust

The Ashby Canal Trust was formed to promote the restoration of the Ashby Canal from Snarestone to Moira, bringing together the various authorities and organizations with an interest in the canal.

Moira Furnace

Moira Furnace is one of the best examples of an early 19th Century iron-making blast furnace anywhere in Europe. It was built in 1804 by Francis Rawdon Hastings, the Earl of Moira, to exploit the wealth of coal and iron ore in the area.


The award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours. Five miles from Junction 11 on the M42.

The Battlefield Line

Running from Shenton to Shackerstone, this preserved railway operates trains most weekends and also has a small museum at Shackerstone which is open every weekend. Both Shackerstone and Shenton stations are within a few yards of the canal.

The Inland Waterways Association

The IWA promotes the conservation use maintenance and development of the inland waterways of the British Isles through lobbying, consultation, giving advice, organising and providing manpower for projects, fund raising and giving financial aid.

Trinity Marinas

Trinity Marinas is a premier inland narrowboat and canal boat marina located in the Heart of England on the beautiful Ashby Canal in Hinckley, Leicestershire within easy reach from the the main M1 motorway, and just off the A5 (Watling Street).

Trinity Marinas


Britain’s official guide to canals, rivers and lakes.


BuyRope Company

Supplier of marine ropes for inland waterways.



Ashby Canal Guide

Click here to download our new, simple guide featuring moorings, places of interest, pubs & restaurants and boaters facilities.

River Canal Rescue Limited

Breakdown assistance and recovery service for boat owners.  Discounts for ACA members. Quote ACA membership number when joining or renewing.

Inclusion of links on this page is purely for your convenience and does not constitute an endorsement by the ACA.