Snarestone Tunnel is the only one on the Ashby Canal and was built in 1804. It is of a modest, 250 yard, length. The tunnel passes beneath the village of Snarestone with the Globe Pub conveniently above the south portal.
The portals are grandly built in stone, the tunnel itself is brick-arched. Above the portals are inset niches, presumably originally holding a plaque, but the inscription has either been lost or eroded. It is likely that there was once room for boats to pass within but later subsidence now means the tunnel operates in one direction ata time. Both portals are grade II listed structures.