Trent Valley Way from Biddulph to Stone

OnTrent is working with range of partners to make a Heritage Lottery bid to develop the Trent Valley Way from Biddulph to Stone.

Trent Valley Way This will be an exciting three year project involving statutory authorities, voluntary sector, schools and community groups along the route to research the heritage and tell the fascinating story of Britain’s third longest river,  finalise and waymark the route and design user-friendly guides.

We see the TVW as a ‘spine’ joining and celebrating the communities along the 170 mile long River Trent. It highlights the work people have done and will do to research, interpret, conserve and restore the Trent’s natural and historic heritage and will also attract visitors, bringing economic benefits.

Already in place in Nottinghamshire, OnTrent with our partners and local schools have devloped the TVW from Nottinghamshire to the Humber, fully way waymarked and with attractive cartoon-style guides. We are now planning to use this approach where the Trent begins, from Biddulph to Stone.

 OnTrent is a major partnership initiative to benefit wildlife, people and heritage along the Trent Valley, made up of many statutory and voluntary organisations, and has been running for over 10 years. 

 What do you need to do? We need your input and local knowledge to help us to deliver a TVW that will be used by all and in the process create opportunities for people to enjoy the Trent, get involved, share their knowledge and learn new skills. Please could you take a moment to answer some questions on an online survey, on the following link.

Alternatively, you could send an email or ask us a question. Please write to; Ruth Needham at to help us shape our bid.