The Desmond Family Canoe Trail is a privately funded youth engagement project delivered by the Canal and River Trust.
The trail will be the longest of its kind in the UK. Spanning over 160 miles from Liverpool to Goole it will connect some of England’s most urban communities with some of its most scenic and beautiful waterways.
Our ambition through Trail is to provide a variety of new and exciting ways for 16 – 25 year olds to connect with their local waterways so they can in turn protect and look after them. We aim to do this through a variety of social action projects that can be one-off activities or over a period of time, bespoke programmes of work and through active engagement for example getting young people out on the water canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding.