Take part in the Wild Trent Challenge and help the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

See the Trent from a different vantage point

See the Trent from a different vantage point - Credit: Archant

Jack Roper, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Individual Giving Manager, asks keen sportspeople for their help with a new summer fund-raising event

Exercise can keep us fit, healthy and do wonders for our mental health, so it's easy to see why more than 2 million people in the UK regularly don running shoes. Can it keep us wild though?

How would you like the chance to go on a physical journey through an iconic Derbyshire valley where you can discover your own wild spaces and fall in love with the wildlife you encounter?

If that sounds good, we think we've got just the thing for you. On 31st August Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is staging its first Wild Trent Challenge. A unique event where teams of two and three explore 9km of the Trent Valley on foot before taking to a canoe and paddling 8km downstream to the finish line.

The River Trent may now be cleaner than it has been for decades but nature is still in trouble with over 50 per cent of UK wildlife in decline. By taking on the Wild Trent Challenge you'll help to secure a wilder future - if all Wild Trent participants raise just £100, it could pay for the planting of nearly 3,000 metres of native hedgerow.

There are only 80 spaces for this fabulous fundraiser.

To take part visit www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/wild-trent-challenge-2019 where you'll also find maps, fundraising and training tips.

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