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