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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

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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

@mknorbury @seanlondonandon @DavidHembrow @Cyclestrian @AlternativeDfT We are working alongside @StockportMBC and @TPT_Stockport vols to get as many access controls removed where possible. Please keep reporting all issues direct to the TPT office as these reported issues help give weight to officers when discussing internally.

About 16 hours ago from Trans Pennine Trail's Twitter via Twitter Web Client

TPT on Facebook

1 day ago

Trans Pennine Trail

The first of our annual rolling-along-the Trail workdays visiting every seat, bench, picnic area, information panel, sign post etc.
We've gradually opened up views from all the seats and benches on our section of the Trail, and made them more visible on approach. For the last four years we've travelled along the whole section from Dunford Bridge to Penistone Station tidying up each area and keeping the views open. We also clean all the signs; collect every scrap of litter; and pop some bunting up to make it look cheerful and welcoming for the Tour de Yorkshire. We hope all our visitors are impressed and want to come back and visit our beautiful area again - but we hope all the lovely people who live here enjoy it too 🙂
Part two is next Wednesday (2nd May) starting at Bullhouse Bridge at 10am - if you'd like to come and lend a hand you're very welcome!
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Retweeted MerseysideNorth Vols (@merseysidenorth):

We're on the look out for anyone interested in #volunteering @SustransNW @TPT_National It would be great to hear from you if you think you could help? #Maghull #Liverpool #environment #wildlife #community
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Retweeted Mark Cassidy (@MarkCassidy82):

@TPT_National Our open spaces are at threat of sale to developers by @halewoodtc @KnowsleyCouncil #halewood #doorstepgreen What could be the impact on the #TPT which runs through the park connecting to #halewoodtriangle #health #cycle #life #green #openspace
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