The Desmond Family Canoe Trail

The Desmond Family Canoe Trail is the longest of its kind in the UK. A privately funded youth engagement project, spanning over 160 miles from Liverpool to Goole.

The Desmond Family Canoe Trail is a five-year youth project, and the coast to coast canoe trail that has been created has launched. August 2019 will see the start of the 162 mile trail open for adventure.

Youth engagement

Our ambition with this project is to provide a variety of new and exciting ways for 16 - 25 years olds to connect with their local waterways. In turn they can protect and continue to care for them. 

The route

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