GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Trent Valley Way

77 miles (124 km)

Follow the River Trent from Long Eaton in Derbyshire to West Stockwith in Nottinghamshire on this lovely waterside walk. The walk passes through Nottingham, Newark on Trent and a series of pretty riverside villages.
On the path you will pass the Attenborough Nature Reserve, the Beeston Canal, the 12th century ruins at Newark Castle, several pretty locks, watermills, old industrial buildings and historic churches.

Trent Valley Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Trent Valley Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Trent Valley Way Pubs/Cafes

You could stop off in Collingham at The Royal Oak for some refreshments. The friendly Community Pub has a good menu and drinks selection. There's also a large garden which has been extended and landscaped with trees, plants, patio areas and lawn. It's a lovely spot to relax in on warmer days. You can find them on Station Road with a postcode of NG23 7RAfor your sat navs.
The walk passes through the delightful village of Gunthorpe. Here you'll find a pretty lock and a riverside hotel in the shape of the Unicorn hotel. Located on the banks of the river you can sit outside and enjoy fine views across the water with your meal. They serve very good food including particularly delicious rotisserie chicken. You can find them at postcode NG14 7FB for your sat navs. They are also dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you. In the neighbouring village of Shelford there's also the Earl of Chesterfield which is another fine village pub in the area.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Near Newark you will pass the noteworthy Cromwell Lock. The lock includes one of the largestweirson the Trent which marks thetidal limitof the river. Near the lock you'll also find a memorial garden with a block of Scottish granite bearing the names often members of the 131 Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers. They were killed after a power failure caused the navigation lights on the weir to go out and their boat went over the crest.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

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Nottingham War Memorial. TheCity War Memorial, Nottinghamis the main War Memorial for the City ofNottingham. It is locatedthe Meadows which includesthe Old Meadows, an area of predominantly pre-1919 privately owned terraced housing laid out in a traditional street pattern, and the New Meadows, an area of mainly social rented housing. The memorial was designed by T. Wallis Gordon, Nottingham City Engineer and Surveyor. The foundation stone was laid 1 August 1923. To the east is theRiver Trent, and to the west the Memorial Gardens with fountains and a statue ofQueen Victoria.

The Trent upstream of the Clifton Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 753515

The Trent upstream of the Clifton Bridge. With Nottinghamshire's only Michelin-starred restaurant, the 'Sat Bains', amongst the trees on the right.

Cromwell Lock and Weir - geograph.org.uk - 152301

Cromwell Lock and Weir. The weir marks the point at which the River Trent becomes tidal, and the huge Cromwell Lock enables river craft to continue upstream (from this viewpoint) towards Newark. The two narrowboats at the right of the picture are waiting for the lock to empty after the previous group of six cabin cruisers had passed through.

The Trent Valley Way alongside Trent Fields - geograph.org.uk - 866511

The trail alongside Trent Fields. The Way follows the south bank of the river alongside the large grassy flood plain of Trent Fields. This south side of the Trent will hopefully remain undeveloped, and an important foil to the development on the north bank.

Trent Valley Way - geograph.org.uk - 956060

Following the west bank of the Trent towards Hoveringham. Toot Hill rises above the far bank.

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The Way runs from right to left. The track from which this view is taken is the farm access to the riverside meadows as well as to the right bank of Beeston Weir.

Leaving Shelford on the Trent Valley Way - geograph.org.uk - 1056162

Leaving Shelford on the Way

Trent Valley Way along 'The Cliffs', Radcliffe on Trent - geograph.org.uk - 935533

'The Cliffs', Radcliffe on Trent

GPS Files

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Memory Map Route

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