Why The Trent Loop Challenge?
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.
Register 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.
Below is a full list of all those who have completed the challenge and registered their results with us. The list is in time order, with the fastest completion time at the top of the leaderboard.
|Name of People/Person/Club||Date of Paddle||Time Achieved||Notes|
|12th June 2017||1hr 42mins|
|30th May 2017||2hrs 13mins|
|17th April 2017||3hrs 18mins|
Vicky Nield and Richard Taylor
|1st June 2017||3hrs 57mins|
|4th February 2017||4hrs 18mins||Completed in open canoes|
William Horsley, Caden Horsley and Jack Lowe
|15th April 2017||4hrs 55mins|
|5th March 2016||4hrs 56mins|
|14th August 2016||5hrs|
Chris and Christine Eves
|10th October 2016||5hrs|
|31st October 2016||5hrs||First person to complete the loop on a Stand Up Paddle Board|
Dane Butler, Barry Mair, Patricia Matthews, Richard Arden, Steve Callaby, Kevin Matthews, Miriam Holden, Jon Hird, Paul Pattinson, Amanda Huckle, Brian Wardell, Robert Huckle, Daniel Marsh, William Hillaby, Ryan Tittershill, Matthew Huckle
|19th March 2017||5hrs 45mins|