Ashby Canal (unrestored)

The Ashby Canal (unrestored) is a narrow canal and is part of the Ashby Canal. It runs for 4 miles and 1 furlong from Brooks Close Terminus (where it joins the Ashby Canal (restored but unconnected)) to Ashby Canal Current Head of Navigation (where it joins the Ashby Canal (Main Line)).

The exact dimensions of the largest boat that can travel on the waterway are not known. The maximum headroom is not known. The maximum draught is not known.

It has a junction with the Ashby Canal (Measham Wharf Branch, unrestored) at Measham Wharf Branch Junction.

This waterway is excluded by default from route planning with the following explanation: "no reason given"

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Brooks Close Terminus
Site of Proposed Donisthorpe Bridge No 72
Donisthorpe
½ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Proposed Cockspur Bridge No 71 2 furlongs 0 locks
Site of Proposed Oakshot Footbridge 4¾ furlongs 0 locks
Oakthorpe Country Park and Picnic Site 5¼ furlongs 0 locks
Bramborough Lane Bridge 1 mile and 1¾ furlongs 0 locks
Saltersford Valley Picnic Area 1 mile and 2 furlongs 0 locks
Site of Proposed Steam Mill Bridge
Oakthorpe
1 mile and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Coronation Lane Bridge 1 mile and 6½ furlongs 0 locks
Chapel Street Bridge (Oakthorpe) 1 mile and 7¼ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Proposed A42 Bridge 2 miles and 1½ furlongs 0 locks
Measham Wharf Branch Junction
Junction of the Ashby Canal with the Measham Town Wharf Branch
2 miles and 3 furlongs 0 locks
Site of Proposed Measham Aqueduct 2 miles and 5 furlongs 0 locks
Site of Proposed Horses Lane Bridge 2 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Proposed Gallows Lane Bridge 3 miles and 3½ furlongs 0 locks
Site of Ilott Wharf 3 miles and 6 furlongs 0 locks
Site of Proposed Gilwiskaw Brook Aqueduct 3 miles and 6¾ furlongs 0 locks
Ashby Canal Current Head of Navigation
Just beyond Faulkes circular winding hole
4 miles and 1 furlong 0 locks
 
 
 
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Wikipedia has a page about Ashby Canal

The Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal is a 31-mile (50 km) long canal in England which connected the mining district around Moira, just outside the town of Ashby-de-la-Zouch, with the Coventry Canal at Bedworth in Warwickshire. It was opened in 1804, and a number of tramways were constructed at its northern end, to service collieries. The canal was taken over by the Midland Railway in 1846, but remained profitable until the 1890s, after which it steadily declined. Around 9 miles (14 km) passed through the Leicestershire coal field, and was heavily affected by subsidence, with the result that this section from Moira, southwards to Snarestone, was progressively closed in 1944, 1957 and 1966, leaving 22 miles (35 km) of navigable canal.

The abandoned section is the subject of a restoration project and is the first canal where a new section has been authorised under the Transport and Works Act 1992. The Transport and Works Order was obtained by Leicestershire County Council, as some of the original route has been infilled and built over, and restoration therefore involves construction on a new route through the centre of Measham. It is hoped that all but the final 1-mile (1.6 km) section of the canal can be re-opened. An isolated section near Moira Furnace and the National Forest visitor centre was opened between 1999 and 2005, and is the location for an annual trailboat festival.

Other Wikipedia pages that might relate to Ashby Canal
[Ashby Canal Association] [Ashby Canal Trust] [Snarestone] [Coventry Canal] [Willesley] [Shackerstone railway station] [The National Forest (England)] [National Cycle Route 63] [Sutton Cheney]
Information retrieved Tuesday 29 December 2015 at 10:04