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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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Amazing work undertaken by volunteers on the Trail in Stockport to help get the route back to a high standard for all users after the localised flooding last week. @TPT_Stockport @SustransNW…

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Tomorrow the Trans Pennine Trail conservation volunteers will be having a workday at Bullhouse Chapel Bridge!
They will be cutting back regrowth on the bank to give the flowers a good chance of blooming. Newcomers are welcome to join!

To get involved and for more information, visit the link below!
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Mersey Gateway Update - March 2019!

There are 200,000 tonnes of stone that needs to be removed before reinstatement works can take place. This entails over 200 wagons a day still utilising this section of route. Removal of the stone is scheduled to be complete at the end of April.

Works will also take place to remove the St Helen’s canal bund and also check the existing gas line currently situated under the haul road before reinstatement works can commence.

A porous material has been noted for reinstatement of the Trans Pennine Trail as it is felt that this will better accommodate any high water levels and the current programme of works indicates a re-opening in early August.

The Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust has enabled hedge row works and scallops of opening up areas to encourage the biodiversity to recover and allow viewing points along the TPT. Merseylink, as the Project Company has a successful volunteer engagement programme and this Spring will be offering the opportunity to take part in guided walks along Spike Island. As it’s also our 30th Anniversary we’re hoping that one of these can also be part of this year’s festival of events and we can come along to join in.

As part of the Mersey Gateway scheme a new swing bridge to replace the existing wooden bridge is being procured and the reinstatement programme will also ensure links to the Trans Pennine Trail are improved.

Merseylink and the Trans Pennine Trail will continue to provide monthly updates to ensure the latest information is available for Trail users.
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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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