Category: Ashby Canal Photos

Marston Junction

Leaving the Coventry Canal and entering the Ashby Canal at Marston Junction.

Market Bosworth

Market Bosworth Station on the preserved Battlefield Line.

Two Thirds Milepost

Mileposts along the Ashby Canal are marked with the distance from Marston Junction (with the Coventry Canal) and the end of the navigation.

Snarestone

Snarestone village near the limit of navigation on the Ashby Canal.

Snarestone

Snarestone village near the limit of navigation on the Ashby Canal.

Ashby Canal Signpost

The signpost clearly points the way along the restored section to the end of the canal.

Milepost 28-2

Mileposts along the Ashby Canal show the distances to Marston Junction (28 miles) and to Moria (2 miles) at the end of the canal.

Furnace Bridge

Looking along the restored section of the Ashby Canal towards Furnace Bridge near Moira.

Moira Lock on the Ashby Canal

New Moira Lock on the restored section of the Ashby Canal. On the right of the picture the water which appears to be flowing over the weir into the canal is being back pumped from below the lock.

Weir and back pumping at Moira Lock

Immediately above the new lock on the Ashby Canal at Moira. The weir on the left takes surplus water from above the lock through the bywash to the pound below the lock.

Ground Paddle at Moira Lock

Ground paddle set into the recess above the top gates at Moira Lock so it is not fouled by the walkway when the gate is opened.

Multiple Gates at Moira Lock

The Ashby Canal is considered a “narrow” canal today, that is one for narrow boats only. Indeed, the narrows at Marston Junction at the start will only allow narrowboats onto the canal.

Bath Yard Basin

Standing beyond the end of the restored section of the Ashby Canal, looking back into Bath Yard Basin.