2. River Valley Connections

RVC01 Trent Valley Way

Creating a series of walks and trails along the River Trent.

Project Summary

The Trent Valley Way is a long distance walking route along the River Trent from source to estuary. Our project waymarked and promoted the Trent Valley Way within the Transforming the Trent Valley landscape. The walking route acts as a spine along the river valley, connecting heritage, places and communities.

This walk links up with other access routes including footpaths, cycle ways and the National Forest Way, as well as some of our heritage projects. Along its length are a series of circular walking routes connect to key cultural, industrial and natural heritage sites.

The Trent Valley Way follows Rights of Way. The long term maintenance is the responsibility of the landowner under the guidance of the Rights of Way departments at Staffordshire and Derbyshire County Councils.

Trent Rivers Trust remains committed to promoting the entire Trent Valley Way including the area within the Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme area and upstream and downstream of it. Funding will be sought to continue to look for opportunities to further develop and promote it.

Project Lead

Ruth Needham
Senior Catchment Manager Trent Rivers Trust

Alison Thornhill
Trent Valley Way Project Officer Trent Rivers Trust


Trent Valley Way Blog

Trent Valley Way Route Maps

The Trent Valley Way forms a popular tourist attraction and a key part of the Trent Valley landscape. A map of the whole of the Trent Valley Way within the Transforming the Trent Valley project area is available here.

Below are links to detailed maps showing the route for the Trent Valley Way within the Transforming the Trent Valley project area. As well as the main Trent Valley Way, there are also a series of circular routes connected to the main path taking in other points of interest and visitor attractions close to the River Trent. The maps will open from the Trent Rivers Trust website where you can also find maps for the remainder of the Trent Valley Way outside of the Transforming the Trent Valley scheme area

Trent Valley Way Projects

Future Projects

Trent Valley Way from Biddulph Moor

The Trent Rivers Trust is exploring opportunities to extend the long distance footpath upstream to the source at Biddulph Moor

Current Projects
Completed Projects

Trent Valley Way Long Distance Route

The Trent Valley Way from Wolseley Bridge to Shardlow (43 miles / 69 km) is now fully waymarked.

Artwork and information

A series of benches, totem structures, lecterns and information has been installed along the length of the Trent Valley Way in 16 locations from Wolseley Bridge to Shardlow.