Trent facts

274 km
long from Biddulph Moor to the Humber Estuary

250m
height of the source of the Trent above sea level

191km
of freshwater non-tidal river to Newark

10 440km2
the total catchment area of River Trent

720mm
is the average annual rainfall across the Trent catchment

83km
of tidal river

42
main tributaries

81
bridges

11
locks, 6 over 49 meters long

107km
of navigation

6
number of wetland SSSI’s on the Trent    

31
species of fish

5.2m
the tidal range at Trent Falls    

6 million
the number of people living in the Trent catchment

1/3
of the total fall in height of the Trent occurs in its first 3km