The Trent Rivers Trust is bringing together businesses, communities and organisations to make these brooks cleaner, more enjoyable and better for wildlife. They are important tributaries of the Rivers Amber, Derwent and Erewash.

Latest projects completed

JANUARY 2022 – Coppice Brook Walk – River Derwent – Coppice Brook Walk Leaflet

A guide for a linear walk following the route of Coppice Brook from its source as a tiny stream in Ripley through undulating  countryside to the River Derwent in Belper.

Distance: 5 miles (8 km)

Returning by bus: (Buses: Catch 6.2 or 6.3 bus from Belper town centre to Ripley Market Place.
These buses broadly follow the route of the walk, and would also allow you to do the walk in smaller sections.)

Time: Allow 3 hours

OS Map: Explorer 259 (1:25,000) Derby







APRIL 2021 – Our work at Ripley Greenway – click here

You can find out more in our LEAFLET

See the film of the brook made by our volunteers HERE.

This year we have created an innovative ‘set back outfall’ and wildlife area to replace an ugly and sometimes polluting outfall.

We have also worked with volunteers to create attractive and popular paths along local brooks in Ripley and Belper.

Summary of some of the projects completed so far:

  • Supported householders to create rain gardens which have appeared on BBC2’s Gardeners World
  • Successfully conducted the country’s first ‘Outfall Safari’ outside London with local volunteers
  • Held activity days along the brooks with business and community volunteers, creating clearings and adding habitat along more than 1km of the brook
  • Awarded River Friendly Business Awards to local businesses; with BASF, EPC Groupe and Thorntons Ferrero each winning both Bronze and Silver Awards
  • Celebrated these Awards and the work of over 50 Brook Champions at our Awards Celebration. See the video of the event HERE
  • Trained volunteers to identify river flies and feed this information back to the Environment Agency to help to detect pollution
  • Worked with local groups to put on the popular ‘Streams of Wool’ which brought lots of people down to their local brook in April 2018. Take a look at our flyer for 2019  and you can also read more about the event in our latest news article

Use the map to find each location and the full list of ALL project that have been delivered to date




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