Walks 3 to 5 all start from this impressive building which is set within well kept grounds alongside the Ashby Canal. The network of paths that has built up in and around Moira gives access to a great variety of walks. I think that these three routes really show just how an area can be changed and enriched to provide fantastic opportunities for both residents and visitors to enjoy the history and countryside of what was once a mining village.
There are now so many trails in this area that once you are familiar with the walks it is very easy to amend any of them to make it longer, shorter or just slightly different, as you wish.
If you would like to combine a walk with a longer day out then this is a great place to do it with plenty to see and do. The furnace itself, which was built in 1804 by the Earl of Moira for the purposes of smelting iron, now houses a museum. The courtyard is home to a variety of small businesses along with a cafe.
Alongside the playing fields you will find an excellent children's play area and there is also a sandbox in the grassy area leading up the canal. Boat rides along the Ashby Canal on the Joseph Wilkes narrowboat are usually available at weekends and during holiday periods.