Marton - short


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.


1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres)
0.75 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 shorter walk take the first public footpath on the left, just after a descent in the track. Follow the path along the field edges and next to an old hedge. After approximately 600m, at a field corner and junction of footpaths, turn right and follow the footpath down a flight of steps. Turn left along the track towards the river and rejoin the directions for the longer walk at 6.

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 with 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