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From its junction with the Coventry Canal, close to Bedworth, the Ashby Canal travels northeast for about seven miles through the town of Hinckley.
It then continues north through largely rural countryside for a further 15 miles until it reaches its terminus at Snarestone.
Important features include the brick bridges, the Hinckley Wharf, the Port House and the Shackerstone and Shenton aquaducts.
The part of the canal running through the borough was designated by the council as a conservation area in December 1990. North West Leicestershire District Council designated the remaining watered section of the canal as a conservation area, running from the boundary with Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council to the present terminus north of Snarestone village, in June 1992.
Last updated: 14/11/2023 09:16