Hit­ting the Moira trail

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THE ASHBY CANAL’S north­ern reaches will host the 2017 IWA Na­tional Trail­boat Fes­ti­val.

It will be held at the his­toric Moira Fur­nace on the iso­lated re­opened length from Don­ing­ton to Moira, in sup­port of the Ashby Canal Trust’s cam­paign to re­store the rest of the north­ern reaches.

Tak­ing place over the late spring bank hol­i­day week­end of 27-28 May, there will be a wide range of

en­ter­tain­ment in­clud­ing a visit from the Cold­stream Guards, a horse boat, a Bat­tle of Bri­tain fly­past, a duck race, mu­sic, stalls and a range of demon­stra­tions.

For vis­it­ing boaters the event will pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity to nav­i­gate the canal’s only lock, and on the Mon­day af­ter­wards they will be in­vited to visit the cur­rent restora­tion work site at Snare­stone and hear an up­date on the progress made.

Visit moira­canalfes­ti­val.co.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

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