A New Way to Sightsee

England’s network of navigable canals and rivers flows 3,200 km (2,000 mi) through some of the country’s most picturesque landscapes and offers visitors a way to combine exercise with tourism. A new canoe route currently under development seeks to develop services and public land along the waterways linking Liverpool in the east with Goole in the west, providing a fresh way to¬†sightsee and enjoy a canoe holiday in England.

Known as the Desmond Family Canoe Trail, this coast-to-coast route will stretch for about 240 km (150 mi) and take experienced paddlers anywhere between five and seven days to complete. Adventurers itching to get started right away can paddle from Liverpool to Leeds along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and continue from Leeds to Goole on the Aire and Calder Navigation. Best of all, these watery routes weave through some of North England’s most exciting and cultural cities and attractions.