Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail

'You will pass through old Donisthorpe Colliery site, now a Woodland Park, and there are links to the old mining village of Oakthorpe and Moira Furnace, thought to be the best-preserved 19th century blast furnace in Europe. At Moira, you can visit Conkers, a forest-themed attraction with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. At Waterside, the northern basin of the Ashby Canal, which was closed by subsidence in the 1940s, has been rebuilt. Eventually, this ambitious project aims to reconnect with the national canal network at Snarestone, south of Measham. You can already ride the towpath, snaking back to rejoin the Heritage Trail via Moira Furnace.'

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Measham, , North West Leicestershire

'Now forming part of the new National Forest, this area was once an industrial landscape, ravaged by mining. The route runs from Measham to Moira passing through countryside which is rich in social and industrial history ...'

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