Erewash Valley Trail

Information on access and wildlife of the Erewash Valley Trail help you enjoy over 30 miles of beautiful waterway and countryside landscape on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire borders.

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Trail Information

Trail Information
Information Type Details
Route Type

Circular Walk/Cycle


30 Miles

Surface and Gradients

Path surfaces a generally in a good condition though there are short steep sections.

Parking Nearby


On Bus Routes


Wheelchair Friendly

Much of the route has easy, level access, however, there are short steep sections and controls such as kissing gates at some locations.


View the Erewash Valley Trail Guide (.pdf) (3.40MB) (Opens in a New Window)

View the Erewash Valley Trail Area Maps (.pdf) (9.69MB) (Opens in a New Window)

Extra Information

Walkers should expect to share sections of the route with cyclists and horse riders.

View the Grasslands for Wildlife Informational Leaflet (.pdf) (505KB) (Opens in a New Window)

Erewash Valley Trail Map

Trail Description

The route is available for walking and cycling and offers good access to the fantastic wildlife and heritage features which make this area so interesting.

The Erewash Valley Trail partners work together to enhance the biodiversity, amenity and healthy living opportunities in the valley and recognising the unique character of the area, this partnership created the Trail in 2010. Substantial financial support from the 6C's Green Infrastructure Fund as well as partner contributions, have enabled work to improve habitats and access in the valley and promote the opportunities it offers.

The Erewash Valley Trail takes in beautiful countryside, wildlife and waterways but it's never far from the towns and villages on the borders of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Once renowned for mining and lace mills, our area has inspired great names like author D.H Lawrence, designer Paul Smith, and actor Robert Lindsay. Cleaner waterways have seen a rebirth over recent years as otters and salmon return and regular sightings of bitterns and water voles.

With easy routes for walking or cycling, but never far from amenities, the Erewash Valley is a great place to get away from it all without going far. Links across the valley make convenient short walks so why not try a section of the trail and find out more about our local heritage and wildlife.

Nature Conservation
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