August News

The entrance doors and shelves in our chandlery and shop are now fitted. Boaters are welcome to call in to see what we have on offer and we will order any items in for boaters as required.
Bosworth Marina has now applied for a drinks licence so that, when granted, we can offer wines and spirits in our shop in the future.

The wildlife habitat adjacent to the canal is now complete and is ready for grass seeding. Ben and his team have stabilized some of the banks with the ready planted coir rolls and vegetation is starting to appear. There are two pipes connecting the two linear strips of water with the canal so that the vegetation and wildlife will migrate naturally from the Ashby Canal to this new SSSI mitigation habitat. The wildlife lake by the road entrance to the site is home to many young birds this year.

The car parking area at the facilities building is being levelled, enlarged, and will be stoned up in the near future.  Meanwhile we are finishing off topsoiling around areas of the site that are ready. These large areas will be seeded down with grass and grass/wildflower mixes between now and the Autumn as conditions allow.

The Bosworth Marina “Stay for 3 nights, pay for 2″ deal during the Shackerstone Festival on 5th and 6th September is proving popular. Boaters will be able to catch the steam train from Bosworth Station, just 5 minutes’ walk from the marina. The train timetable should be available on the Shackerstone Festival website in the future.


Chris the Cook will be running a barbecue at the facilities building for marina boaters from about 4 pm onward after the Shackerstone festival on Sunday 6th September. All boaters are welcome!

Please, as always, we request that all visitors use our basin footways and keep away from the construction areas.