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.
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: 5 June 2018