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Welcome to the Trans Pennine Trail

A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in parts) horse riders


A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in parts) horse riders

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.

Read the TPT’s own dedicated poem from Yorkshire’s finest Ian McMillan – TPT Poem

TPT Official Poem








If you have any further questions, please get in touch with the Trans Pennine Trail Office on 01226 772574 or e-mail


Useful Links for Information

Check our useful links regarding accessibility 

Accessible Venues

Here is a list of Accessible Venues across TPT 

Kids’ Section

Get out and explore the TPT with our downloadable guides!

TPT on Twitter

25th March 2018 – Dearne Valley Ramblers: Penistone Circular Walk Via Hartcliffe Hill… via @TPT_National

Yesterday from Trans Pennine Trail's Twitter via Twitter Web Client

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Salters Brook - A tractor and trailer will be on site with banksmen to protect Trail users. All users are asked to take care during the works and equestrians to be mindful of the helicopter. ... See MoreSee Less

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Salters Brook on Friday 23rd March Moors for the Future will be using the Salters Brook section to air lift empty bags from conservation works. The Trail will be in use for approximately 3 hours tomorrow afternoon ... See MoreSee Less

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A Tree may have fallen over across the Trail between Chester Road and Eastford Road in Warrington. ... See MoreSee Less

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Retweeted BMBC Sport&ActiveRec (@SportBMBC):

The Nation's Billion Step Challenge starts tomorrow. Make sure you get involved by joining one of the Stepathon's happening at BPL facilities across Barnsley this weekend @sportrelief @BPLMetrodome @FitnessFlexGym @BarnsleyCouncil @Barnsley_UK
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