Trent Loop Challenge

Trent Loop Challenge

Paddle the Trent and Nottingham/Beeston Canal14 miles2-5hIntermediate

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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1Shaune Walsh12th June 20171 hr 42 minsNot specified
2Craig Duff and Cadi Lambert30th May 20172 hrs 13 minsK2 Kayak
3Allistair Swinsco and Alison Rennie2nd August 20183 hrs 3 minsNot specified
4Gary Van Beers3rd September 20193 hrs 11 mins 37 secsTouring/Sea Kayak
5Richard Sainsbury and Glyn Sainsbury17th April 20173 hrs 18 minsNot specified
6Chris Moore, Ilona Ulme and Kaysee the dog.30th September 20173 hrs 30 minsNot specified
7Stacey Smithson, Kevin Last and Jonathan Herbert12th May 20183 hrs 30 minsNot specified
8Lynsey Blackburn and Georgina Scoular17th July 20183 hrs 41 minsNot specified
9Vicky Nield and Richard Taylor1st June 20173 hrs 57 minsNot specified
10Elaine Nunns18th May 20184 hrsNot specified
11Quentin De Nottingham4th February 20174 hrs 18 minsNot specified
12Hamish Cameron Glyn Brackenbury18th May 20194 hrs 31 mins 18 secsStand Up Paddle Board
13Vince, Connor and Morgann McKeown2nd July 20174 hrs 42 minsNot specified
14William Horsley, Caden Horsley and Jack Lowe15th April 20174 hrs 55 minsNot specified
15Andrew Brown5th March 20164 hrs 56 minsNot specified
16Sue Walters14th August 20165 hrsNot specified
17Chris and Christine Eves10th October 20165 hrsNot specified
18Sian Sykes31st October 20165 hrsNot specified
19Michael Clarke20th July 20195 hrs 38 minsRecreational Kayak
20Grisbo13th August 20195 hrs 42 minsInflatable Kayak
21Dane 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 Huckle19th March 20175 hrs 45 minsNot specified
22Slea Paddlers16th September 20186 hrs 39 minsNot specified
23The JAMM family26th July 20187 hrsNot specified