Celebrating the natural and cultural heritage of the River Trent.
Welcome to the Trent Vale - a section of the mighty River Trent and its floodplain landscape between Newark on Trent and Gainsborough.
The Trent is one of the longest rivers in England, meandering 268 kilometres from its source in North Staffordshire to join the Humber Estuary at Trent Falls south of Hull. Its journey takes it through the counties of Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.
In 2010 a group of organisations received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create the Trent Vale Landscape Partnership. It is a three year project with the aim to conserve, enhance and celebrate the unique landscape of a section of the the River Trent between Farndon and West Stockwith. Working with our partners, we are conserving heritage, providing opportunities for people to learn, improving access and celebrating the identity of the Trent Vale.
Come and explore what makes the Trent Vale so special - its fascinating history and dynamic landscapes that have been shaped by the River and its communities for millennia. Delve into the archaeology of the Trent Vale and its role as a major highway since Roman times; learn about the wetlands and river meadows; enjoy the countryside and villages which retain a traditional, rural character and are packed full of heritage. Whether on foot, by bike, boat or laptop, Trent Vale has something to offer everyone.