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Trent Loop Challenge Route

Take on a testing 12 mile journey on the River Trent and the Nottingham and Beeston Canal with our newest Challenge Route!

Challenge Distance Time Type
Take on the Trent Loop 12 miles 2-6 hours (approx) Intermediate

Why the Trent Loop Challenge Route?

Nottingham is not only home to the headquarters of British Canoeing, its waterways also give a fascinating glimpse of the the rich heritage of the city.

Nottingham was named the 'Home of English Sport' by Visit England in 2015 and this certainly reflects its rich sporting background. On your route you will be able to spot the both Nottingham Forest and Notts County's football grounds, as well as the legendary Trent Bridge cricket ground. Not forgetting the National Water Sports Centre, where some of the country's top paddlesport athletes train.

The real beauty of this route is the diversity of landscape. It takes you from the busy and yet peaceful countryside around Holme Pierrepont, out to the heart of Nottingham. From here the route along the Nottingham and Beeston Canal will show you some of the oldest and best known landmarks of Nottingham's past and present industry before you turn at Beeston, back to the beautiful scenery along the River Trent.

Don't be fooled however, this is no gentle paddle. Its length and portages mean that a good level of paddling fitness is required before embarking.

Registering Your Challenge.

Once you have ventured out and completed the Trent Loop Challenge Route we’d love to hear from you about your experience. You can do this by registering your challenge with us. In return we will recognise your efforts by sending you a certificate and entering your time on the national leaderboard.

Click here to register your Trent Loop Challenge details.

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