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The Worcester Ring: A New Challenge Route Is Launched

A View Along The River Severn Of Worcester Cathedral From Diglis Lock

We are excited to be celebrating the release of our new challenge route! The Worcester Ring Challenge has existed as a yearly event, run by Worcester Canoe Club, for the past few years. Now you can also take it on, independently and in your own time, as one of the Go Canoeing Challenge Routes.

With the help of Worcester Canoe Club we have written the route up and put together all the information you need to take on this epic twenty-one mile adventure.

Starting from the canoe club in the heart of Worcester, this circular route starts along the River Severn. From the Severn you transfer to the Worcester and Birmingham, until its junction with the Droitwich Canals. These take you through Droitwich Spa before arriving back at the Severn for the final leg of the challenge.

Did we mention the locks, tunnels and weir?!

Here’s where the real challenge comes in! Not only will you be paddling twenty-one miles but you will be doing a fair bit of portaging too. With thirty-two locks, three tunnels and one weir there are plenty of obstacles, to get through or around, along the way.

This challenge is definitely one of our toughest yet and you will need to train hard to gain the endurance needed to get you through. Luckily it is also a beautiful route. Travelling from historic Worcester out into the rolling countryside before reaching attractive Droitwich Spa. There should be plenty of great views to take your mind off your aching arms and legs.

Calling All Challengers

Perhaps you are one of the adventurous folk who have already completed one or more of our challenge routes? Or maybe you have been looking for something big to train up for. This is perfect for those thinking of a sponsored charity challenge or just wanted to take their paddling to the next level.

With the leaderboard all set up and ready, will you be one of the first people to take on this fantastic new challenge?!

If Not This Then…

Intrigued but not sure that this is the right challenge for you? Take a look at our other four challenge routes to find your perfect match.

Llyn Tegid, Windermere and Loch Awe make up our Three Lakes Challenge. You take on them all in turn or just one of them. With Llyn Tegid our shortest challenge route and Loch Awe our longest, there is plenty of variety.

If you are keen on a shorter circular route then head over to Nottingham for the Trent Loop Challenge. At just over thirteen miles in length it is still a tough cookie but doesn’t pack quite the punch of the Worcester Ring.

Find Out More

If you fancy being one of the first on the leaderboard for the Worcester Ring Challenge and want to find out more, head to our challenge pages or download the information pack below.

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