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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

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A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in parts) horse riders

The Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is an exciting route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking the North and Irish seas, passing through the Pennines, alongside rivers and canals and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England.

The Trail from coast-to-coast between Southport and Hornsea is 215 miles (346km) long.

A north-south route connecting Leeds and Chesterfield, a spur to York and a spur to Kirkburton means there are approximately 370 miles (595km) of Trans Pennine Trail available to explore.

A great way to explore the Trail is through one of our excellent value printed maps available through our shop .

The Trans Pennine Trail is mapped and signed all the way, mainly traffic free and is surprisingly level considering the dramatic scenery along the way. Easy gradients and surfaced paths make many sections suitable for families, gentle exercise and people using wheelchairs and pushchairs. So whether on foot, horse or cycle; for a day or longer; alone with friends and family – the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) can offer something for everyone.

If you see a problem out on the Trail please report direct to our National Office via email, phone or social media.

Read the TPT’s own dedicated poem from Yorkshire’s finest Ian McMillan – TPT Poem

TPT Official Poem

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If you have any further questions, please get in touch with the Trans Pennine Trail Office on 01226 772574 or e-mail

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A big reminder that Ultra Great Britain has their Manchester to Liverpool 50 mile Ultra on Friday 19th April, using a lot of the TPT! 🏃 For more information, please visit their website!…

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There is a benefit event on Easter Sunday - it's a great way to spend the afternoon and see what others are up to on the path – a mini-museum will be open as well as the music and food. All under the watchful eye of The Station Master. 🌞🎵 ... See MoreSee Less

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Penistone Town Mayor Gillian Milner has presented our brilliant long-time volunteer Martin Curson (right) with the Honorary Freedom of the Town award.

The award is in recognition of his many years of Voluntary work around Penistone. Martin is a well known figure in and around Penistone. He can regularly be seen litter picking, working with the Trans Pennine Trail Volunteers and committing a great deal of time and effort to numerous other voluntary services in the Town and Community.'

Well done Martin!! 😁

Thanks to Trans Pennine Trail conservation volunteers volunteers for notifying us about this! Sustrans Yorkshire
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Stockport Council has completed some great work at Green Pastures! 🍃 ... See MoreSee Less

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Tommorow on Wednesday 17th April the Trans Pennine Trail Conservation Volunteers are holding a workday at Stottercliffe Cutting! (200yds west of Penistone Skate Park)

When: 10am - 4.30pm

Meet: Cemetery Bridge

Tasks: A mixture of tasks - cutting back regrowth and maintaining the margin at the side of the Trail, pruning Broom, removing saplings on the south bank, and creating a couple of basking areas on the north side.

Parking/Travel: Please arrive on foot or bike if possible; if you need to come in your car there's plenty of parking in Penistone, there's even a dedicated TPT car park just beyond Tesco on the right.

Do bring... Lunch; we'll provide tea, coffee, fruit juice and biscuits in the morning and afternoon. We do have tools and equipment, but you're welcome to bring your own (in good condition) if you prefer. Don't forget...sun screen and waterproofs!

If you have any questions: have a look a FAQ on the website ( or you’re very welcome to give Kate a ring on 07704333445.
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