Trent Valley Way

The Trent Valley Way is a long distance route running along the River Trent.

Market day in Newark on Trent

The Trent Valley Way follows the course of the River Trent along a distance of 166 miles from close to its source at Biddulph Moor in Staffordshire to Alkborough on the Humber Estuary.

In the Trent Vale this multi user route passes through the beautiful countryside of Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, winding through historic villages, through clapper gates, and past churches, windmills and farming landscapes from south of Newark to West Stockwith.

Our partner OnTrent is working with organisations to increase the length of the Trent Valley Way and to improve some of its course and towards the end of 2011 OnTrent will be working with schools at the downstream end to produce local walking leaflets.

How to walk the Trent Valley Way

The Trent Valley Way is clearly marked on Ordnance Survey maps. The route deviates from the banks of the River Trent in some places, exploring notable features of the wider valley. Several ordnance survey maps are needed to cover the entire route. In the Trent Vale these are Ordnance Survey Explorer Maps 271 (Newark on Trent), and 280 (Isle of Axholme, Scunthorpe and Gainsborough).

All sections of the full walk are available online at the website of the OnTrent Partnership.

For circular walks and cycle routes linked to this route please see our activities page.

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