Trent Port

Lincolnshire  >  United Kingdom

This site covers a stretch of the River Trent close to the village of Marton. There are views over the river and surrounding farmland.

Added* by Josh Hedley
Most recent update 14 July 2022
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The Trent Port area is flat and overlooks a number of fields and the River Trent. The River Trent is a good location for Common Sandpiper during passage, Little Egret and Common Kingfisher. The surrounding fields and hedgerows have good numbers of Red-legged Partridge, Reed Bunting and Yellowhammer. 150 species have been recorded here including local scarcities such as Wood Warbler, Hawfinch, Caspian Gull and Pied Flycatcher whilst Jack Snipe and Goosander are annual visitors. In winter the River Trent is prone to flooding the fields, which provide some additional ornithological interest. Species recorded during floods includes Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Common Pochard and Tufted Duck.



You can park by the cemetery at the end of Trent Port Road or by the end of the road near the Trent Port house. The main public footpaths can be found from the end of Trent Port Road. The site can also be accessed at the end of Littleborough Lane and walking along the public footpaths towards the river. The nearest postcode is DN21 5AR.

Terrain and Habitat

River , Agriculture , Scattered trees and bushes


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Spring


Narrow trail , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by


Birdwatching hide / platform



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