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There’s lots of ways to discover the Trent and Dove Valleys but nothing beats exploring and discovering this varied landscape on foot. We have compiled a series of recommended walks, including the Trent Valley Way, a long distance footpath along the River Trent.
Trent Valley Way
Who doesn’t like walking along a river? We know that walking has lots of benefits over above simple enjoyment; it boosts the immune system, improves joint flexibility and helps lower blood pressure. Even better, walking in the outdoors, amongst nature, has been proven to boost our mood and improve our mental wellbeing.
The Trent Valley Way has been created to provide an opportunity to explore the River Trent Valley; passing cities, towns and villages; connecting with wildlife and places of interest. It connects the cities and towns which have built their business, industry and heritage on the River Trent, or within its floodplain.
The Trent Valley Way forms a key part of the Trent Valley landscape and is a popular walking route for local walkers and long-distance hikers. 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 and linear routes or spurs connected to the main path taking in other points of interest and visitor attractions close to the River Trent. Some sections are interim routes due to quarrying, and are subject to change.
Maps for the remainder of the Trent Valley Way outside of the Transforming the Trent Valley project area in Staffordshire and downstream into Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire are available on the Trent Rivers Trust website.
If you don’t want to tackle the whole length of the Trent Valley Way, why not try one of the circular walks in the area? These shorter walks are a great way to explore parts of the landscape along the Trent Valley, without having to worry about getting back to your car or the bus stop!
Photo © 2023 Jane Rowbottom
There are many interesting walks that can be found right across our scheme area. Many of these are actively promoted by local walking groups and parish councils. The links provided below take you to third-party websites, the content of which is not the reponsibility of Transforming the Trent Valley.
The Rolleston Local Walks website lists ten local walks that are ideal for exploring the area.
This circular walk was devised by the Tutbury Civic Society. In 2007 the Society received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in order to fund a research project carried out by a team from Birmingham Archaeology.
More information about the Tutbury Heritage Walk can be found here .
Newton Solney Route
Snow at Winshill - Dave Cowper
Anchor Church - Alison Thornhill TTTV
Newton Solney footpath
River Trent Burton Bridge - Dave Cowper
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