Around and About the Ashby Canal

The Ashby Canal is in a beautiful part of the UK’s inland canal system with 22 miles of tranquil lock-free boating making it a perfect location for first time boaters.

Trinity Marinas is located towards the centre of the Ashby canal system making it a good base from which to explore, or as a stop off point to disembark for lunch or refreshments and a browse round our well-stocked Chandlery.


Because the full 22 miles is in a level and rural environment there is no need for lock systems.  Walkers and boaters alike enjoy this gentle and peaceful location as a result, where they can spot herons, kingfishers and other aquatic birds and wildlife.


There is also a lot to explore around the attractive surroundings of Ashby Canal.  Anyone thinking of making a journey along this beautiful canal might want to also learn a little more about attractions and destinations close to the canal.

You might like to explore some of the following popular destinations, or you can use the map to the right on this page to see other attractions nearby:

  • Drayton Manor Park, home to Thomas the Tank Engine’s very own theme park.  Find out more on their website here:
  • Conkers Discovery Park, 120 acres of maturing woodlands with 100 interactive exhibits, lakes, ponds and play areas. Or go wild and take the 18 stage assault course challenge. Find out more on their website here:
  • Bosworth Water Park, 20 acres of water for boating, fishing and windsurfing.  Experience the seaside inland on the man-made beach, 12 hole, nautical themed crazy golf, pirate adventure playground, cafe serving breakfast, main meals and snacks, plus picnic and barbeque areas.   You can also pitch your tent or caravan on the hard standing pitches.


Find out more about the history of the Ashby Canal on the Canal & River Trust website, and explore the Ashby Canal Association website to find out about restoration work in the area, or to become a supporter.



Ashby De La Zouch Market Bosworth Measham Trinity Marina Shackerstone Railway Stoke Golding Twycross Zoo Nuneaton Marston Jabbett Ashby Canal Restoration Project Twycross Zoo Moira Hinckley Trinity Marinas Atherstone Tamworth

Brewers Fayre

Premier Inn

Kerry Arnold hairdressers and clothing

TMS (car servicing)



The Black Horse

Bosworth Battlefield

Bosworth Water Park

Sketchley Grange

Hinckley Island (gym/Marco Pierre White Restaurant)




National Space Centre

Twinlakes Theme Park

Rockingham Castle

King Richard III Visitor Centre

Leicester City Football Club

Leicester Tigers

Melton Cheeseboard

Stonehurst Family Park

Wistow Maze

Concordia Theatre