Welcome to the Trans Pennine Trail
A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in parts) horse riders
Trans Pennine Trail places – East
The Trans Pennine Trail in the East stretches from Barnsley to the great port of Kingston upon Hull and the seaside town of Hornsea. The route also includes the northern extension route from Selby to York.
You will travel through an amazing range of sights and scenery as the TPT passes through the countryside, towns and cities of the North of England from old railways and canals to riverside footpaths, woodland bridleways, historic city streets and quiet country lanes.
Starting from RSPB Old Moor near Barnsley with its lakes and wildlife you follow Dearne Valley before passing Conisbrough Castle. At Sprotbrough near Doncaster you can take a boat trip and enjoy dramatic views of the old railway viaduct spanning the Don Gorge.
From Sprotbrough, the TPT follows peaceful riverside and railway paths to Bentley. Traffic-free paths and quiet lanes take the TPT northwards through sleepy villages until it picks up the New Junction Canal for several miles between the small villages of Braithwaite and Sykehouse. The route then follows minor lanes and farm tracks on to Pollington, Snaith before joining the canal towpath for the last few miles into Selby.
At the town of Selby in North Yorkshire, with its amazing abbey, there are two TPT route options. A TPT extension goes north to the city of York using the York – Selby railway path, complete with a scale model of the solar system! Then into York via the racecourse and paths along side the river.
The main east west route heads eastwards running parallel to the Rivers Ouse and Humber with cyclists and riders on lanes nearby and walkers on the riverside towards the foothills of the Yorkshire Wolds. After passing underneath the mighty Humber Bridge the TPT reaches the city of Kingston upon Hull and links right through to King George Dock where ferries depart for Holland and Begium. Steeped in a rich maritime history there is a lot to see and do in Hull, including The Deep or following the Fish Trail through the city. From Hull the TPT follows the Hornsea railway path. This leads to the large freshwater lake at Hornsea Mere and the seaside town of Hornsea to finish on the seamark on the front.