2. River Valley Connections

Trent Valley Way


a way-marked walking route, extending to 170 miles from its source near Stoke on Trent to the Humber.

Project Summary


The Trent valley Way is a long distance walking route along the River Trent from source to estuary. Our project is developing and promoting the Trent Valley Way within the Transforming the Trent valley landscape. The walking route will act as a spine along the river valley, connecting heritage, places and communities.
This walk will link 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 routes connecting to key cultural, industrial and natural heritage sites.

We will be holding a Trent Valley Way walking festival on the 24th and 25th of September 2022, to find out more please view the TVW poster.

The length upstream of Rugeley in Staffordshire is just a provisional line on a map at the moment. We hope to be able to develop and promote it in the long term, dependant on future funding.

Trent Valley Way Walking Festival

24th and 25th September

Help us celebrate the launch of the section of the Trent Valley Way from Rugeley to Shardlow with our weekend of events on 24th and 25th September. If you’re feeling more energetic you may like to sign up for the ‘Ultra’ walk on 1st October. This guided walk will cover the entire 51km from Wolesley to Shardlow. Please see more details at www.trentriverstrust.org/trent-valley-way/

Project Lead

The National Lottery 'crossed fingers' logo, with the words 'Made possible with Heritage Fund'

Alison Thornhill
Trent Valley Way Project Officer

Ruth Needham
Senior Catchment Manager Trent Rivers Trust