Ashby Canal  
General Information
Paddle Points

Ashby Canal

25 miles of lockless canal.

Parking is limited to a few spaces.

Lime Kilns Bridge

Launch from beer garden of pub. Free parking on the pub car park.

Great little put in

Great little shallow put-in if the slightly more northerly lay-by is full.

Wykin Spinney

Good Put and Parking

Also very friendly Locals.

Stoke Golding

Parking is usally ok, but sometimes difficult to launch due the bankside being full with narrow boats

Sutton Warf

Lovely little cafe with British Waterways key toilets and showers available too.

Sutton Wharf

Good Parking and launching, Owners are ok with launching, but polite to ask the first time.

Cafe and toilets on-site

Camping Spot

Nice little wild camping type spot in a few trees. There is even a picnic bench. I have seen traces of campfires.

Downside is that there isnt much flat space and a well used public walk runs right past so best to avoid at weekends and school holidays.

King's Hill Spinney

Good launch Point, but limited parking.

Shackerstone Family Festival

Well worth a visit. Good brew stop to watch the mini airshow.

1st and 2nd Sept.

Green Lane


Access is via a Steep bank but the portage is managable with a trolley.

Parking is on the street unless camping at the Globe Inn.


The Globe Inn