The Desmond Family Canoe Trail

The Desmond Family Canoe Trail is the longest of its kind in the UK. Created through a privately funded youth engagement project, the trail stretches all the way from Liverpool to Goole.

The Desmond Family Canoe Trail is a five-year youth project. Covering 162 miles, the coast-to-coast canoe trail that has been created was launched in August 2019. 

Youth engagement

Our ambition with this project is to provide a variety of new and exciting ways for 16-25 year olds to connect with their local waterways. In turn we hope they will continue to protect and care for the waterways in the future. 

The route

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