Ashby Canal
Originally 32 miles long through the Leicestershire countryside, the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal is navigable for 25 miles without a single lock making it perfect for flat water kayakers and canoeists.

Ashby Canal

25 miles of lockless canal.

Parking is limited to a few spaces.

Meters from Source : 20

Meters from Poly : 0

Hinckley Canoe Club

Burton Lane
Burton Hastings, Warwickshire CV11 6RJ

01455 457326

Meters from Source : 4521

Meters from Poly : 191

Lime Kilns Bridge

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

Meters from Source : 8293

Meters from Poly : 3

Great little put in

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

Meters from Source : 12482

Meters from Poly : 5

Wykin Spinney

Good Put and Parking
Also very friendly Locals.

Meters from Source : 12999

Meters from Poly : 13

Stoke Golding

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

Meters from Source : 15243

Meters from Poly : 16

Sutton Warf

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

Meters from Source : 18244

Meters from Poly : 20

Sutton Wharf

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

Cafe and toilets on-site

Meters from Source : 18282

Meters from Poly : 20

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.

Meters from Source : 19405

Meters from Poly : 30

King's Hill Spinney

Good launch Point, but limited parking.

Meters from Source : 22177

Meters from Poly : 6

Shackerstone Family Festival

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

1st and 2nd Sept.

Meters from Source : 28534

Meters from Poly : 41

Green Lane

Meters from Source : 33058

Meters from Poly : 14


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.

Meters from Source : 34309

Meters from Poly : 9


The Globe Inn

Meters from Source : 34321

Meters from Poly : 45