The Trent Valley Way (TVW) is a partially signposted source-to-sea walking route following the Trent

Already established for 154 miles through Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, the Trent Valley Way is a long-distance footpath along the Trent Valley.

The Trent Valley Way has the ambition to become a fully way-marked source-to-sea walking route, starting at its source in Stoke-on-Trent all the way to the Humber estuary. Along the way, walkers delve into the rich history of the Trent, as they meander through picturesque market towns, pockets of wilderness, and rolling countryside. Passing through six counties, the Trent Valley Way retraces the industry and heritage on the River Trent, visiting industrial-era towns including Rugeley, Burton-upon Trent, Nottingham, Newark, Gainsborough and Alkborough. The lucky wanderer may catch a glimpse at the iconic wildlife including kingfishers, otters and herons along the way.

Where is the path now?

It is possible to navigate the entire Trent Valley Way using publicly accessible footpaths. Some pioneering souls lived to tell the tale, having successfully section-walked the entire path. If you’re after dedicated way-marking we recommend the 154-mile section starting from Rugeley to Alkborough in the Humber Estuary.

What progress has been made?

The Trent Rivers Trust is currently working to complete signposting between Rugeley and Shardlow, a 43-mile section of the walk, introducing circular day walks along the route.

How can I start walking?

The route between Rugeley and Shardlow is mapped on the OS mapping app and so is the section between Shardlow and Alkborough.

We always recommend taking a map (digital or paper) when walking the Trent Valley Way and would ask walkers to notify us of any issues en route. These will then be forwarded to the authorities responsible.

Below are A4 pdfs of OS maps for the different lengths.

Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire

TVW 1 Biddulph to Hanley

TVW 2 Hanley to Trentham

TVW 3 Trentham to Salt

TVW 4 Salt to Colwich

Staffordshire and Derbyshire (TTTV)

TTTV1 Colwich-to-Rugeley

TTTV2 Rugeley to Pipe Ridware

TTTV3 Pipe Ridware to Yokall

TTTV4 Yoxall to Alrewas

TTTV5 Alrewas to Catholme

TTTV6 Catholme to Barton

TTTV7 Barton to Branston

TTTV8 Branston to Winshill

TTTV9 Winshill to Repton

TTTV10 Repton to Twyford

TTTV11 Twyford to Stanton by Bridge

TTTV12 Stanton by Bridge to Weston on Trent

TTTV13 Weston on Trent to Shardlow

Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire

TVW a Shardlow to Clifton

TVW b Clifton to Radcliffe onTrent

TVW c Radcliffe on Trent to Bleasby

TVW d Bleasby to Newark

TVW e Newark to Besthorpe

TVW f Besthorpe to Laneham

TVW g Laneham to Gainsborough

TVW h Gainsborough to Haxey

TVW i Haxey to Althorpe

TVW j Althorpe to Alkborough

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