Trent Loop Challenge

Trent Loop Challenge

Challenge Distance Time Type
Paddle the Trent and Nottingham/Beeston Canal 14 miles 2-5h Intermediate

River Trent Loop Challenge


Nottingham’s waterways, including the river Trent Loop Challenge, offer a fascinating glimpse into the rich heritage of the city.
Voted ‘Home of English Sport’ by Visit England in 2015, this challenge certainly reflects its rich sporting background.

On your route you will be able to spot both Nottingham Forest and Notts County‘s football grounds. You will also pass by the legendary Trent Bridge cricket ground, and 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. You then 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.

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