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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

TPT on Twitter

On Sunday 24th March there will be an all women's 16 mile steady bike ride across the TPT from Elsecar Heritage Center to Wigfield Farm! Beginners are more than welcome! For more information and to book your place visit the link below! #TPTturns30…

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This month, TOG24 are offering up to 60% off selected lines of softshell jackets. With their Hornsea store in Freeport Village, it’s the perfect opportunity to pick up some walking gear for the Trans Pennine Trail! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thanks to Tesco's #bagsofhelp our Stockport volunteers have been able to install some new perching posts along the Trail - now the weather is getting better i am sure these will be extremely well used! Sustrans North West ... See MoreSee Less

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Spring on the TPT at Chorlton Water Park, Manchester. ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful walk with Malone my working cocker spaniel this morning! Dunford Bridge to Hazelhead Station and back. ... See MoreSee Less

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