Trent Valley Way

Family walking along Trent
walkers with boat in background
Trent Valley Way at Girton

The Trent Rivers Trust is working with partners throughout the Trent to bring about a Trent Valley Way stretching some 170 miles from its source near Stoke to the Humber.

Already established for 84 miles through Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, it will be a long distance footpath and, where possible, multi-user way throughout the Trent Valley. The TVW will celebrate the Trent, its cities, towns and villages, wildlife and history, enhancing people’s well being, linking communities, attracting visitors and contributing to local economies.

The route will link cities and towns: Stoke, Stone, Rugeley, Burton-upon Trent, Long Eaton, Nottingham, Newark, Gainsborough and Scunthorpe and pass through Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire.

Maps showing the route are available to view, please click on the 'OS maps' on the left hand menus on this page.

By bringing people to the river, we can explain some of the current and historical issues and OnTrent’s work and get people involved in a range of projects along the Trent. 

A new set of walking guides is now available for the downstream section of the Trent Valley Way from Gainsborough to the Humber Estuary. Click here to find out more.

Partners include: The Environment Agency, Local Authorities, Wildlife Trusts, Canal and River Trust, Trent Valley Geoarchaeology, Sustrans, Trent Vale Landscape Partnership and others. Much of the development work for the Trent Valley Way was undertaken by the OnTrent Partnership.

If you are interested, please contact us!