Ashby Canal Association
The Ashby Canal Association was formed in 1966, born out of concern
caused by progressive closure of the northern 8 miles due to mining
subsidence. The ACA is now actively promoting their restoration and
re-connection to the navigable canal and to the restored Moira
Moira Furnace is one of the best examples of an early 19th Century
iron-making blast furnace anywhere in Europe. It was built in 1804 by
Francis Rawdon Hastings, the Earl of Moira, to exploit the wealth of
coal and iron ore in the area.
The award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a
unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your
family engaged for hours. Five miles from Junction 11 on the M42.
The Inland Waterways
Association The IWA promotes the conservation use maintenance and
development of the inland waterways of the British Isles through
lobbying, consultation, giving advice, organising and providing
manpower for projects, fund raising and giving financial aid.