We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Waterway running routes

New to running? Towpaths are great places to get started. They are quiet, traffic-free and most importantly – flat!

Running along the Nottingham-Beeston Canal

Three new routes

We’ve created three measured routes starting from Trent Lock covering 2km, 3km and 5km – ideal if you’re following the Couch to 5k programme.

Each route is signed with a start / finish point and distance markers every kilometre. Follow these routes to build up your fitness and confidence (and they’re really quite picturesque too). 

The routes are there-and-back so you don’t need a map and you won’t get lost. If you don’t want to cover the full distance you can turn around and come back – there’s always another day.

Each route is saved as a segment on Strava so you can track your progress and share your achievements with friends. Use #waterwayruns to search for the routes and to save your activities – we’d love to see how you’re getting on!

We’d like to sign more routes like these across the East Midlands – if you have any suggestions for suitable locations, please create your own segments using #waterwayruns or drop us an email to enquiries.eastmidlands@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Share the space

Pedestrians have priority on the towpath but please be aware of other users and don’t assume everyone can see or hear you coming. Follow our towpath code:

Share the space | Drop your pace | It’s a special place

Last date edited: 26 September 2017