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Canal de Ashby

Otro: Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal


Récord: 35 km

Tipo: Canales




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Continente: Europa

País: Reino Unido

Localización: Conecta Bedworth y Moira

Año: 1804

Estado: Terminado

Descripción:Ashby Canal

El canal de Ashby-de-la-Zouch es un canal largo de 50 kilómetros en Inglaterra que conectó el districto minero alrededor de Moira, cerca de la ciudad de Ashby-de-la-Zouch, con el canal de Coventry en Bedworth en Warwickshire. Fue inaugurado en 1804, y un número de tranvías se construyeron en su extremo norte, al servicio de las minas de carbón. El canal era sobrepasado por el ferrocarril de Midland en 1846, pero siguió siendo rentable hasta 1890, después de lo cual declinó constantemente. Cerca de 9 millas (14 km) pasaban a través del campo de carbón de Leicestershire, y fue afectado gravemente por la subsidencia, con el resultado que esta sección de Moira, al sur de Snarestone, fue progresivamente cerrado en 1944, 1957 y 1966, dejando 35 kilómetros) de canal navegable.

Ashby Canal

The tranquil Ashby Canal meanders through a very level, rural environment, and so needs no locks at all. It is the perfect destination for first-time boaters, or walkers in search of a gentle and pretty route.

Although it is named for Ashby-de-la-Zouch, the canal never reached the town. It winds peacefully through the countryside for almost the whole of its 22-mile length. Hedgerows and reeds add to a green landscape, rich in wildlife, including herons, kingfishers and moorhens.

Coarse fish species include bream, roach, chub and pike. From Snarestone to Carlton Bridge, the canal is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, supporting aquatic plant life and several varieties of dragonfly.

This unspoilt canal is also a gateway into medieval times. The ridge and furrow patterns created by medieval farmers can still be seen and the canal line touches the western edge of Bosworth Field, where Richard III met his match at the hands of Henry Tudor in 1485. The hawthorn bushes at Stoke Golding are said to be where Richard's crown was discovered following the battle

The Ashby Canal runs for 22 lock free miles through pleasant countryside and skirts the War of the Roses Bosworth Battlefield (1485) on which Richard III was killed.

The Ashby Canal is 22 miles (35.4 km) long with no locks and runs from the Coventry Canal at Marston Junction to Snarestone. It was originally 30 miles long to a terminus at Moira but the northern 8 miles were progressively closed due to coal mining subsidence. It was planned as a broad canal and has wider bridges built to take barges but is nowadays used only by narrow boats, and some of the bridge holes have been narrowed. In recent years an isolated section of 1½ miles has been restored at Moira which can be accessed by trail-boats. This section includes a new lock built to wide beam dimensions.

The maximum size of boat that can navigate the Ashby Canal is

length: There are no locks to limit length

beam: 8' 2" (2.49 metres) - Safety Gate near Marston Junction

height: 8' 8" (2.64 metres) - Bridge 15a

draught: 4' 7" (1.39 metres)


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Inserción: 2016-11-02 18:16:23


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