The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is an exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England.

The Trail from coast-to-coast between Southport and Hornsea is 215 miles (346Km) long.

A north-south route connecting Leeds and Chesterfield, a spur to York and a spur to Kirkburton means there are approximately 370 miles (595 km) of Trans Pennine Trail available to explore.

A great way to explore the trail is through one of our excellent value printed maps available through our shop .

The Trans Pennine Trail is mapped and signed all the way, mainly traffic free and is surprisingly level considering the dramatic scenery along the way. Easy gradients and surfaced paths make many sections suitable for families, gentle exercise and people using wheelchairs and pushchairs. So whether on foot, horse or cycle; for a day or longer; alone with friends and family – the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) can offer something for everyone.


2015 Visitor Survey

Every two years we undertake a survey of Trail users to help develop strategies to meet user needs.  Please help us collect this data by completing this Visitor Survey and returning, by email, to  The on-line survey will run until the end of September 2015.


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TPT printed maps
Developed for users to get more out of the trail. Order yours today!
Trail trips
Get out and explore the TPT with our downloadable guides!
Kids’ Section
Lots of ideas for our younger visitors, including treasure hunts!