MOIRA CANAL FESTIVAL

Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th May 2017

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

National Trailboat

 Festival 2017

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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.


We are hosting the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) National Trailboat Festival in 2017.  There will be lots of activities on and around the water, and an opportunity to find out about the work the IWA does to protect and restore the country's 6,500 miles of canals and rivers

 

Please keep an eye on the website, the @MoiraCanal2017 twitter feed, or Moira Canal Festival facebook page for news and updates.

OPENING TIMES: 

10.00am - 5.00pm

 

Day tickets

Adults:  £5.00,  Children: 5-16 years  £2.50,  Under 5's FREE. 


Weekend tickets

Adults:  £7.50, Children:  £4.00, Under 5's FREE.


Car Park and Programme:  FREE

How to find us...


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


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


Arriva buses 29 and 29A stop close to the festival site on Saturday and Sunday.