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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)
Requirements: no rating
Character of waterway: back to nature, old waterway, to be rediscovered
Profile of waterway: Used by tourists only
Facilities groundside: Not sufficiant

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Coventry Canal | England

Ashby de la Zouch Canal
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

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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: A5

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