Welcome to the Trans Pennine Trail
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.
The Trans Pennine Trail office will be closed from the 21st December 2017 and will re-open on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. If you are reporting an urgent closure on the TPT please contact your Local Authority Rights of Way Team. On behalf of the Trans Pennine Trail partnership we wish you a Merry Christmas and Peaceful New Year.
Read the TPT’s own dedicated poem from Yorkshire’s finest Ian McMillan – TPT Poem