Ride along old railways, canals, through the Solar System (yes, really!), along quiet river valleys - there are so many traffic-free sections of TPT to choose from! These range from a couple of miles up to return journey's of 30 or more miles, so you can do as much or as little as you feel up to. We've also included some pointers on how to get to each section and what facilities are available on or close to each section.
The map below shows in red where the main traffic free sections of the TPT cycling route are (those over a couple of miles in length). To help you find the nearest traffic-free section of the Trans Pennine Trail to you, we have divided the route into three areas:
West (Southport to the Peak District)
Central (Leeds to Chesterfield, including Barnsley, and Sheffield)
East (Barnsley to Hornsea)
Alternatively you can download this information as a pdf file here.
There are also some sections of the Trail that follow quiet minor roads that are suitable for cycling by families with older children and those enjoy a ride with very little traffic - these include:
- Selby to Hessle - along quiet minor roads with occasional off-road stretches (up to 35 miles). Stations at Gilberdyke, Broomfleet, Brough and Hessle make a one way trip a realistic option
- Carlton to Selby - via quiet roads, Burn airfield and the Selby canal towpath (aprox 9 miles). There is grass growing in the middle of some of the road sections.
- Bentley to Snaith - a combination of old rail line, canal towpath and quiet roads (approx 18 miles).
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