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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

Help the TPT – Volunteer rangersTrans Pennine Trail Volunteer Rangers

With over 370 miles of the Trans Pennine Trail to look after, our Volunteer Rangers fill a vital role and act as our eyes and ears on the ground, while walking or riding the Trail on a regular basis. A perfect excuse to get out into the countryside (if you really need one). Each volunteer takes on a stretch of the Trail close to their home and reports problems to the TPT office for action by the relevant Local Authority. This might include issues such as litter, overhanging vegetation, damaged or missing signs and surface problems.

While all we ask is for regular trips on the Trail and reports on problems, there are a variety of other activities that our volunteers take on depending on the time they have available. These include organising clean ups on the Trail, trimming branches, putting up temporary signs and waymarkers, running guided rides or walks, and much more. While Volunteer Rangers look after their own stretch they can also get together with others in their area for work days and promotional events.

f-volunteer-image-3-225x300The scheme operates in association with Sustrans, the sustainable transport charity that has developed the National Cycle Network. Volunteer Rangers are issued with a Ranger Handbook, hi-vis jacket, ID card and are covered by Sustrans’ volunteers insurance. They also have access to Sustrans’ VolunteerNet, full of resources for rangers and a discussion forum.

To find out about what areas our Volunteer Rangers cover across the Trail please visit the Group Co-ordinator section.  Here you will find details of all our Group Co-ordinators across the Trail.

Vacancy for Volunteer Ranger Position in Selby!!!! Vacancy Link

If you want to join the Volunteer Rangers – please complete the below Volunteer Application Form!!

To get involved or for more information contact the Trans Pennine Trail Office on 01226 772574 or e-mail on

For those of you who are already active Volunteer Rangers we have included a TPT Volunteer reporting form for your use but your reports can also be emailed straight to the TPT National Office:

Update June 2017 – the Trans Pennine Trail is currently revising its volunteer application form.  This will be uploaded onto our website as soon as possible but should you wish to join us in the interim please get in touch via email or ring us direct on 01226 772574.

TPT printed maps

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Trail trips

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Places on the trail

Explore some of the hundreds of attractions along the route.

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