Colin Crosby Heritage Tours


Moira is a former mining and industrial settlement in the Ashby Woulds area of North West Leicestershire, 2 miles from Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

It takes its name from the Earl of Moira, the Irish peer who was a major landowner in these parts.

The early 19th century Moira Furnace, beside the Ashby Canal, is open to the public.

Also at Moira is Conkers, the family attraction at the Heart of the National Forest.

It was at Moira that spa waters were found, but it was felt that the genteel ladies whom it was proposed to attract would be put off by the sight of sweaty workmen stripped to the waist. The waters were therefore piped to Ashby-de-la-Zouch, which became a fashionable resort for a time.

Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby is available to lead Guided Walks around Moira for groups.

Places in Moira

St. Hilda`s Church