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Bosworth Marina views photography competition!

Send your photo of wildlife, sunsets, skies or scenery of Bosworth Marina to no later than 7th January 2024.  The winners will be announced on 31 January 2024.  Fabulous chandlery shop vouchers to be won and the winning photo to be framed and displayed in the boater’s lounge.    Entrants must be happy for Bosworth Marina to use their photographs for future marketing and social media posts.

Spring 2019 News

The winter stoppages have now finished and we are welcoming boats from other parts of the the canal network. The Ashby has been very busy during the lovely spring weather. Our landscaping works and car parking works are still ongoing and our new offices on the first floor of the building are now ready. Our wildlife has sprung into action all over the marina basin and site.

Press release February 2018

We are sad to report that a devastating fire broke out on 27th January in  Cafe’ 1804, severely damaging the kitchen and causing smoke and water damage to the facilities building.  The Cafe will be temporarily closed until further notice and we will keep you updated. Thank you to all who helped and expressed concern and also thank you to the fire service for their prompt action. The shop and facilities are up and running again and the marina is functioning as normal.

Spring update

Ben, Chris and Mick have been busy raising the levels of the car parking and landscaping areas near the wildlife habitat area.  Lorries have been bringing in clay and subsoil which has then been levelled by the tracked excavators and compacted by the sheepsfoot roller.  During the last fortnight the team have taken in, handled, and compacted over 250 loads (2500 solid cubic metres) of engineering fill.
The marina wildlife seems undisturbed by all the activity around them!

The ‘meet the team’ Canal and River Trust evening was held at the marina on 28th April and this event gave anyone interested and volunteers a chance to meet the CRT team and to ask any questions. The feedback from the CRT was very positive.

Construction continues on our dayboat Harry and Sally. More news on her later. More information go to our Dayboat webpage

Mallards Mere is now being grazed by 38 of Parkinson Partners’ Llynn sheep.They are doing a brilliant job of keeping the grass down and firming the ground. It is hoped that all of these ewe lambs will have lambs themselves in March 2017.

Well done to Chris Hubbard, our marina manager, who has raised nearly £800 for the leukemia charity  Chris bravely ran round the marina in his Leicester City blue mankini on Sunday 15th May and we thank everyone who supported him.

The photo competition entries are coming in.  Please let us have your photos by June 1st to (Please note correct email address). Please send in any pictures of the Ashby Canal and the marina, including any wildlife photographs. Results will be posted on our Facebook page and our next newsletter.



Marina cafe

We have received good news that our planning application for the Bosworth Marina Cafe has been approved, so we can look forward to starting  work on creating the cafe in the facilities building. The cafe will be open to all once all building works are complete.

April News

We now have fuel available on the service jetty, along with the pump out facility. Also available in the facilities building are some chandlery and grocery items, lounge with coffee machine, t.v. wi-fi, Elsan disposal, showers, toilets and laundry, coal, gas and more. We have full disabled facilities.  AND OF COURSE FRIENDLY STAFF TO ASSIST AND HELP IF NEEDED.
We have updated this website which has a boaters’ area especially for our clients. For those Bosworth Marina boaters who have anything they would like to go in this section please talk to our assistant manager Jane.

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