The Erewash Valley Trail is a circular walking and cycling route which takes in over 30 miles of waterway and countryside on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border. There are many shortcuts and links across the trail which connect communities and provide shorter local loops and split the trail into smaller sections. While the 30 miles of the Trail takes in beautiful countryside, wildlife and waterways it is never far from the towns and villages on the borders of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
From Trentlock, the route when taken in a clockwise direction visits Sheetstores Farm, Long Eaton, Sandiacre, Stanton Gate, the Hallam Fields, Gallows Hill, Larklands and Cotmanhay areas of Ilkestone, Erewash Canal, Langley Mill, Eastwood, Shipley Gate, Nottingham Canal, Trowell, Stapleford, Chilwell, Attenborough Nature Reserve and then foloows the River Trent back to Trentlock. The route shares sections of the path with other walks in the Derby and Nottingham area including the Nutbrook Trail, Robin Hood Way and Trent Valley Way.