Welcome to Bosworth Marina "New Marina â Traditional Values"

Opening in Autumn 2014, close to the Warwickshire / Leicestershire borders, on the picturesque rural Ashby Canal, Bosworth Marina will be home to upwards of 150 narrowboats, with 74 jetties of 21 metres and 76 jetties of 18 metres divided into 4 areas of the basin – CARLTON JETTY, SHENTON JETTY, BOSWORTH JETTY AND SHEEPY JETTY. Electricity and water will be available on each pontoon.This new and exciting scheme was approved by Leicestershire County Council in 2011 and work commenced in August 2013.

The impressive new 5 star 2 storey facilities building will include a reception area, lounge area for boaters, showers, toilets, and laundry facilities.There will be Elsan disposal, pump out facility and fuel and much much more..............

Car parking will be close and convenient to your berth with roads and footpaths surrounding the basin. Cars will enter via a secure entrance and the jetties also have gated security for your peace of mind.  In addition the basin will have CCTV and web cam.

The 'L' shaped Bosworth Marina basin is set in 20 acres of grounds which include an Environment Agency designed water ditch flowing through the site and it is intended to become a quiet haven for the rich wildlife within the Leicestershire rural area. Large landscaped areas surround the soft edged marina basin and these include a shallow lake of 4700 S.M. and a water compensation area of 3500 S.M. which is adjacent to the canal. 

The Ashby Canal is a lockless canal and travels through some of the most peaceful and tranquil countryside in the Midlands area. Travelling from Marston Jabbett, through Hinckley the canal runs close to the village of Stoke Golding, the birthplace of the Tudor Dynasty and on past the Battle of Bosworth.  Shenton, on the way, has the lovely Whitemoors Cafe and Antiques Centre. The Shackerstone steam railway lineknown as The Battlefield Line is close by and the Bosworth Water Trust is opposite the Bosworth Marina. The water park there has a cafe', camping and carravan site and a host of water and land based activities. A golf course is almost next door!

The rural bus will park adjacent to the marina making transport easy. No need for a car!  Catch the bus into Leicester, the burial place of Richard 111.

Market Bosworth, just a short walk away is a small bustling country town and boasts food shops, supermarket, pubs and restuarants, hotels and cafe's, a post office, butchers, pharmacy, doctor and dentist.

Bosworth Marina is close to the home to the SITE OF SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC INTEREST which nestles just outside of the marina and is rich in wildlife. Bosworth Marina supports and protects this SSSI and is replicating the canal habitat within the marina site.




 The scale of the project........


27500 cubic metres - the amount of puddle clay won and moved just to line the basin.

29 million litres of water - the amount of water which filled the basin over approximately 5 days.

10 metres  - the width of the 460 linear metre Environment Ageny designed ditch.

nearly 2km  - the length of jetty and walkway

16,000  - the number of decking boards

100,000 - the number of fixings used 

4.5 metres - the maximum height that we have raised the site.

3 excavators up to 30 tonnes, 2 dozers, up to 6 dumpers and 2 sheepsfoot rollers - the equipment used on site to construct the basin.



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