Map of Trent Vale

Road sign in the village of North Wheatley

Overview of the area

The Trent Vale area follows the course of the River Trent from Newark in the south to East and West Stockwith (north of Gainsborough) in the north. The area covers 388 square kilometres in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

Key facts about the Trent Vale

  • There are 55 parishes
  • Population ca. 68,000 people
  • Historic market towns of and Newark on Trent and Gainsborough make up the two largest urban areas in the Vale
  • The main industry, not surprisingly, is mineral extraction
  • There are 14 nature reserves
  • The River Trent stretches for 55 km
  • 47 sites in are designated as Scheduled Ancient Monuments
  • The River Trent is tidal up to Cromwell Lock
  • Trent Vale has its own tidal bore wave (equivalent to the Severn Bore) known at the Trent Aegir