To help you explore some of the hundreds of attractions along the route, we have divided this section of the website into three parts:
Trans Pennine Trail West covers the route from Southport to Barnsley
The Western section of the Trail starts at the specially-commissioned Seamark on the seafront at Southport, the most western point on the TPT. The Trail travels south-east through Liverpool before turning east and following the River Mersey through Widnes and on through Warrington, Sale and Stockport before beginning to ascend the Pennines through Hyde and Hadfield. The Trail continues to climb along the dramatic and rugged Longdendale Valley in the Peak District National Park, ending at the Trail's highest point on Woodhead Pass. A swift descent follows to the market town of Penistone and then Barnsley to the halfway point at RSPB Old Moor
Trans Pennine Trail Central covers the route from Leeds to Chesterfield
The Central section starts by the royal armouries in the centre of Leeds and travels alongside the Aire & Calder Navigation before skirting Wakefield and continuing south to cross the east-west route at Barnsley. There are a number of route choices through Sheffield and Rotherham before the Trail heads to its southern-most point at Chesterfield.
Trans Pennine Trail East covers the route from Barnsley to Hornsea
Picking up again at RSPB Old Moor Barnsley, the route continues through the Dearne Valley before reaching the River Don at Doncaster. The route turns north here via quiet lanes and alongside the New Junction Canal to Selby. At Selby an extension of the Trail continues north to the historic city of York, whilst the main Trail swings east following parallel to the Rivers Ouse and Humber. After passing through the foothills of the Yorkshire Wolds the Trail reaches Kingston upon Hull. Here you can catch a ferry to the continent or continue to the eastern terminus of the Trail at the seaside town of Hornsea on the North Sea coast - which is also marked by a specially-commissioned Seamark on the seafront.
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