Marton - long


A circular walk along an old Roman road and the banks of the River Trent. Apart from the river, the landscape is dominated by the cooling towers of the power stations situated along the river in Nottinghamshire. Marton is located five miles south of Gainsborough on the A156. Mostly level walking, although it may be muddy and uneven in places.


2.5 miles (four kilometres)
1.25 hours

Starting point
St Margaret's Church
High Street
DN21 5AJ
Grid reference: SK 839 817
  1. From the church walk north along the High Street, past the Ingleby Arms, to a crossroads.
  2. Turn left down Littleborough Lane, the old Roman road. Continue to follow it as it turns into a track and heads towards the river.
  3. For the longer walk continue to follow the old Roman road to the banks of the river.
  4. Turn left and walk along the river bank. Follow it for approximately one mile (1.5 kilometres) before entering a field on the left through a small metal gate.
  5. Turn right along the side of the field. At the track, before a flight of steps, turn right towards the river.
  6. At the river, turn left and follow the footpath along the riverbank for approximately 250m to Trent Port. (If this path is flooded, climb the steps and follow the footpath past the mill to Trent Port).
  7. At the Port, below the mill, turn left along a track to join a road. Continue straight ahead along the road to return to Marton village and the start point.
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Accessibility and suitability
Suitable for families children.
Facilities available on this walk
  • linked to public transport
  • refreshments
  • village/town
Features of this walk
  • historical interest
  • river
  • wildlife interest
Map of starting point