MOIRA CANAL FESTIVAL

Saturday 18th - Sunday 19th May 2019

Raising awareness of, and money for, the restoration, extension and maintenance of the Ashby Canal

Thank you to all our amazing visitors, volunteers, performers, traders, exhibitors and sponsors!  


You made 2018 very special and helped to raise around £7000. 


The Moira Canal Festival is a family event held every year on the restored section of the Ashby Canal, at the historic Moira Furnace Museum, on the North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire border.  It aims to raise awareness of, and money for, the restoration, extension and maintenance of the Ashby Canal.

 

The Ashby Canal is being restored from its current terminus at Snarestone to Moira, Leicestershire.  This major project will ultimately reconnect Measham, Oakthorpe, Donisthorpe and Moira to the national waterways network, and provide a green gateway to the Heart of the National Forest.

 

Please keep an eye on the website, the @MoiraCanal2018 twitter feed, or Moira Canal Festival facebook page for news and updates.

HOW TO FIND US:

Follow festival signs to the Moira Furnace Museum, Furnace Lane, Moira, DE12 6AT.

Sustrans cycle route 63 (Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail) which passes along the canal towpath.

Arriva bus no. 29 from Ashby and Swadlincote stops at Norris Hill (approx 1.4 miles from the festival site) on Saturday and Sunday. To help you plan your journey, please visit the Arriva Midlands website.