Ashby Canal

The Ashby Canal runs from Marton Junction (Bridge 15 on the Coventry Canal) to just north of Snarestone, where the current navigation ends (Bridge 61). The canal is generally considered one of the most picturesque of the UK canals, and with 21 miles of lock free cruising, it is certainly one of the most popular. It is also a canal full of historic interest, with the Battle of Bosworth site and visitor centre, the spring where Richard III had his last drink before being defeated by Henry Tudor (see photo opposite), and the spot where Henry Tudor was allegedly first crowned Henry VII.

Marston Jabbett

  • Junction of Ashby Canal and Coventry Canal

Bulkington

  • Costcutter. 15 Copsewood Ave. CV11 4TQ. 024 7632 9861 (beyond Chetwynd Arms)
  • Farndales Fish & Chips. 138 Aberford Rd. LS26 8LG. 0113 282 6168 (takeaway)
  • Karvanis Pizzas. 1 Beechwood Centre. LS26 8RE. 0113 288 0788 (takeaway)
  • Lotus Chop Suey Bar. 42 Church St. LS26 8RD. 0113 282 3337 (takeaway)
  • The Two Pointers. 69 Church St. LS26 8RE. 0113 282 1884 (Pub & Coffee Shop / Open mic)

Burton Hastings

  • St Botolph's CofE Church. Mill Lane. CV11 6XT.

Sketchley

Dedicated moorings both sides of bridge 15

Water point at bridge 15

  • Lime Kilns Inn. Watling St. LE10 3ED. 01455 631158 (Bridge 15)

Hinckley

Trinity Marinas. Wharf Farm, Coventry Rd. LE10 0NF. 01455 896820

  • Hinckley Library. Lancaster Rd. LE10 0AT. 0116 305 2500
  • ATM Moneygram. Inside PO. 300 Coventry Rd. LE10 0NQ. 0845 772 3344
  • Coventry Rd PO. 300 Coventry Rd. LE10 0NQ. 01455 632969
  • Sainsburys. 20 Rugby Rd. LE10 0QG. 01455 543200 (a good walk or bus-ride toward Hinckley Town Centre)
  • Buses: From Coventry Rd. Bus 10 To Hinckley Town Centre; 48/158 To Leicester
  • Brewers Fayre - The Marina. Wharf Farm, Coventry Rd. LE10 ONB. 01455 636493
  • Simla. 314 Coventry Rd. LE10 0NQ. 01455 633955 (Indian Restaurant)
  • Strathmore Rd Fish Bar. 2 Strathmore Rd. LE10 0LR. 01455 632535
  • The Wharf Inn. 314 Coventry Rd. LE10 0NQ. 01455 615830
  • St John's Hinckley. Coventry Rd. LE10 0N . 01455 611497

Higham on the Hill

  • B&B @ Vale Farm. Stoke Lane. CV13 6ES. 01455 212236
  • Sehmbi Store. 44 Main St. CV13 6AH. 01455 212319
  • Oddfellows Arms. 25 Main St. CV13 6AE. 01455 212097

Stoke Golding

  • Ashby Canal Centre. Willow Park. CV13 6EU. 01455 212636
  • Tammy's Hair Design. 4 Church Walk. CV13 6HB. 01455 212315
  • Spinney Bank Camping & Caravan Club. Higham Lane. CV13 6JH. 01455 212199
  • Sembhi Stores. 4 High St. CV13 6HE. (closed for lunch 1.15 - 2.45pm)
  • Spinney Bank Farm Shop. Higham Lane. CV13 6JH. 01455 212445
  • Tomlinson's Farm Shop. Romerden Farm. Upton Lane. CV13 6EU. 01455 212199
  • George And Dragon. Station Rd. CV13. 01455 213268
  • Mango Tree. 3 High St. CV13 6HE. 01455 213861 (Indian Restaurant)
  • Three Horseshoes. 3 High St. CV13 6HE. 01455 212263 (New Website coming)
  • White Swan. High St. CV13 6HE. 01455 212313

Dadlington

  • Dog & Hedgehog Inn. 2 The Green. CV13 6JB. 01455 213151
  • Church of St James the Greater. The Green. CV13 6JB.

Sutton Wharf / Sutton Cheney

good moorings

  • Showers, toilets, Elsan & water at Sutton Wharf.

Shenton

  • Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is walkable from here, if you go through Ambion Woods. The heritage trail is then about a mile & a half circular route...
  • Shenton Station. CV13 6DJ. (Tourist Attraction)
  • Station Glass. Dadlington Rd. CV13 6DJ. 01455 213924 (Art Gallery - Richard Golding glass)
  • The Royal Arms Hotel. Main St. CV13 0AG. 01455 290263 (Bar/Restaurant/Hotel)
  • Hercules Revived. Main St. CV13 0AG. 01455 699336
  • Sutton Wharf. Wharf Lane. CV13 0AL. 01455 213838 (Cafe)

Market Bosworth

  • Bosworth Marina. Carlton Rd. CV13 6PG. 07711 211446
  • Market Bosworth Library. Station Rd. CV13 0NP. 0116 305 3624
  • Barber Of Bosworth. 7 Wheatsheaf Courtyard. CV13 0RH. 07813 643720 (Tue-Sat)
  • Bosworth Water Trust Leisure Park. Wellesborough Rd. CV136PD. 01455 291876 (Caravan site)
  • Dixie Arms Hotel 3*. 6 Main St. CV13 0JW. 01455 290218 (Bar & Italian Restaurant)
  • The Old Club House B&B. Back Lane. CV13 0LD. 01455 465316
  • Simla Peppers Ltd. 9 Main St. CV130JN. 01455 293311
  • Softleys Restaurant & Accommodation. 2 Market Place. CV13 0LE. 01455 290464
  • Ye Olde Red Lion Hotel. 1 Park St. CV13 0LL. 01455 291713 (Hotel, Bar, Restaurant)
  • Floral Studio. 5 Main St. CV13 0JN. 01455 291740
  • The Graphic Print Shop. 3 Wheatsheaf Courtyard. CV13 0LF. 01455 292351
  • Reuben Heaton Ltd. Station Rd Ind Est. CV13 0PE. 01455 293000
  • Cafe Torte. 5-7 Market Place. CV13 0LF. 01455 292277
  • Old Black Horse Inn. 17 Market Place. CV13 0LF. 01455 290278
  • Thistle Cottage Tearooms. 8 Market Place. CV13 0LE. 01455 292406
  • Tin Tin. 31 Station Rd. CV13 0JS. 01455 292828 (Chinese Takeaway)

Carlton

  • The Gate Hangs Well. Barton Rd. CV13 0DB. 01455 290806

Congerstone

  • Bridge 47

The Horse & Jockey. Bosworth Rd. CV13 6LY. 01877 881220 (Bridge 47 Moorings)

Shackerstone

  • The Battlefield Line. Shackerstone Station. CV13 0BS. 01827 880754
    (1873 station & heritage railway line. 5mile steam train ride to Bosworth Battlefield)
  • Rail: Shackerstone Railway Station - See Above (Battlefield Line)
  • The Rising Sun. Church Rd. CV13 6NN. 01827 880215

Shackerstone Parish Church

Snarestone

  • Ashby Canal is currently not navigable North of Snarestone - terminus Bridge 61
  • The Globe Inn. 4 Main St. DE12 7DB. 01530 272020