Our site works best with JavaScript enabled.

News - update on all things Alpkit

Wild Trent Challenge

By Col
26, Jul, 2019

Running and canoeing the Trent Valley in order to help the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Getting social in the outdoors, having fun, raising money and awareness for local wildlife? Well Derbyshire Wildlife Trust  are organising the Wild Trent Challenge, a way to explore wild spaces, experience the Trent Valley in a whole new way and do something awesome for local wildlife. What’s more, with the event taking place on August 31st, you’ve still got plenty of time to enter, train and get ready!

Jack Roper from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust explains a bit more about the event and how it can really help. “This is an event that will enable people to discover the wild spaces on their doorsteps whilst challenging themselves  and their perspective  on the local landscape. The Trent Valley has long been associated with heavy industry which has overshadowed the truth; that the Trent Valley is an impressive and vital wetland corridor full of opportunities for adventure and exploration. 

The Alpkit Foundation have been delighted to be able to help out towards making the event happen. This is a chance to take a physical and enlightening journey through the landscape, starting with a 9km run and ending with a 8km canoe down the Trent. Through sponsorship raised, this will “…raise vital funds, enabling Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to continue to deliver it's important conservation programmes, people engagement, education and health / wellbeing projects. We want to inspire people about the natural world so that they value it understand their relationship with it and take action to protect and restore it”

You’ll be able to enter as teams of two or three people, but friends and family are also welcome to be there on the day and will have a chance to enjoy the food, drink and wildlife on offer from the bankside. 

Want even more incentive to enter? Well… If each person raises sponsorship of £100 they will be able to restore 3,000 meters of hedgerow - the perfect home for wildlife. Raise £150 each and it could pay for 90 new osprey nesting platforms in Derbyshire.  

Find out more at the Wild Trent Challenge page. 

  • Google+

No Comments

Share your thoughts about this article.

General News

Hiking for mental health
Training to lead more walks
Apply now for 4 days of Adventure in Snowdonia
Apply for a residential course in Snowdonia
Visions of Climbing
Helping a weekend climbing for visually impaired.
eXXpedition: Researching Marine Plastic Pollution
Studying the impact of marine plastic pollution
A greenwood project
Camping for mental health
Keeping It Wild
More green time, less screen time
Hike for Freedom
hiking away from extreme cruelty
Flying towards DofE
Helping Air Cadets on the path to DofE

More from News

Elsewhere on Alpkit

More from Deeds

More from Develop

More from Spotlight

Be the first to hear about our newest products and promotions

Join AlpCol's Espresso newsletter for that hit of Go Nice Places, Do Good Things Greatness


By adding your email you consent to our terms and conditions