The Ashby Canal
Artistic impression of the restoration route from Snarestone to Measham
Artistic impression of the restoration route from Measham to Donnisthorpe and Moira
The Ashby Canal Trust was formed to promote the restoration of the Ashby Canal from Snarestone to Moira, bringing together the various authorities and organisations with an interest in the canal. It comprises a Board of Directors with associated administrative assistance, and supports work parties, contributes to the ongoing restoration of the Snarestone to Measham length, and promotes the Moira Canal Festival.
In 2010, the first length of restored canal was opened at Snarestone, including a swingbridge and slipway.
A further short length has been completed and funding is being sought to enable this phase of the works to continue to Ilott Wharf, some 3/4 mile distant and onwards to Measham.