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.
Click on the following links to give details of tourist attractions on or close to the TPT route in the east:
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