Great Britain » Ashby de la Zouch Canal | England
This old coal canal flows into Coventry CanalAshby de la Zouch Kanal
Ashby de la Zouch Canal | England: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Length of waterway:||35 km|
|Lock dimensions:||21.90 x 2.10|
|Max. depth:||1.00||Max. headroom:||2.00|
|Degree of difficulty:||For beginners (few locks)|
|Character of waterway:||back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered|
|Profile of waterway:||Used by tourists only|
|Facilities groundside:||Not sufficiant|
Waterway has access to:Coventry Canal | England
This old canal for coal transportation northeast of Birmingham is very rural from Marston Junction to Snarestone and has no locks. It is therefore very pleasant to navigate. The canal was originally 14 km longer, but subsidence, caused by mines detonating during the World War, led to the closing of the upper section.
Repairs are done from Snarestone today in order to reinstall a link to the short navigable stretch going to the canal museum at Moira.
This may take quite some time since part of the canal bed was misused for the motorway.
Houseboat and Narrow-Boat hire Ashby de la Zouch Canal
Ashby Boat Company
Canal Wharf, Stocke Golding, Nuneaton
Ashby Canal Association
Nr. 3 Birmingham and the Heart of England / Nicholson
Collins / Editor: Nicholson / Language: English
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Navigational notes include: Planning a cruise, using a lock and bridges, winding holes, boatyards and local services. Covers the Birmingham Canal Navigations, Ashby, Birmingham & Fazeley, Coventry, Erewash, Northern Stratford-upon-Avon, Grand Union (Norton Junction to Salford Junction, Leicester section and River Soar), Oxford (Braunston to Hawkesbury Junction), Staffs & Worcester (north of Autherley Junction) and Trent and Mersey (Derwent Mouth to Great Heywood) canals Also: The history of each canal, places of interest, pubs and restaurants, opportunities for walking and cycling. Spiralbounding, size: A5Prize: € 23.50 | for map / book orders