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Canal, free entry

Ashby Canal

Ashby Canal


Ashby Canal,
DE12 6AA


This unspoilt canal is also a gateway into medieval times. The ridge and furrow patterns created by medieval farmers can still be seen and the canal line touches the western edge of Bosworth Field, where Richard III met his match at the hands of Henry Tudor in 1485. The hawthorn bushes at Stoke Golding are said to be where Richard's crown was discovered following the battle

Gift shopOn-site cateringPublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Wheelchair access, guide dogs allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

Canal open 24 hours. Call cafe 07790 003 769 for opening times.


Free entry

Canal access free


  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Wheelchair access, guide dogs allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop


See location of Ashby Canal on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 315152  Lat: 52.73371 Long: -1.53448

Park your car at Moira Furnace and walk along to the canal from the car park.

Parking: free