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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 part) horse riders

Welcome to the Trans Pennine Trail

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


A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in part) 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.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our Visitor Survey that ran for 7 weeks. The TPT national office have analysed all the results and produced a report that will help inform actions to improve the quality of the TPT and better promote the route to others. Read the full survey here: TPT Visitor Survey 2022 Report

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

TPT Official Poem


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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Today is the Meteorological first day of Spring & there are already signs of nature awakening on the Trail.
Whatever your mode of exercise, the TPT is a great place to enjoy the fresh air, the varied scenery & wildlife that make this season so special. Enjoy it!
📷: Dr Janet Lees

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Read @Doncaster Ramblers' blog about their circular walk in Doncaster during which they walked in the footsteps of the Romans along Roman Ridge as well as taking in some of the TPT.Download their Blog at: if you have a route you'd like to share please get in touch with us at #tptblogfriday #LoveYourTPT #BlogAlert #outonthetpt #Doncaster #circularwalk ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is International Wheelchair Day to honour the vitality of those who rely on wheelchairs, to acknowledge their resilience, and to foster inclusivity in communities.The Trans Pennine Trail is committed to working with its partners across the TPT to provide a Trail that's accessible to all, like this project to improve accessibility in Lymm, Warrington.The Friends of the TPT have also been instrumental in improving accessibility along the Trail at Torside with modified gateways to improve wheelchair accessibility and accessible seating and a ramped viewing platform offering spectacular views over the Longdendale valley while in Selby, they facilitated the provision of a fully accessible surface route along the Trail at Burn Airfield.Follow the links below for further details about these projects and about the Friends: Longendale Access Project: Burn Airfield: Friends of the TPT: #tptaccessforall ... See MoreSee Less
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Proposed changes to e-bike regulations - a safety risk or an opportunity for getting more people out of cars?The Department of Transport has started a consultation on proposed changes to e-bike regulations, increasing the maximum continuous power output of electric motors from 250 watts to 500 watts (top speed of the assist will remain at 15.5mph) and without the need to pedal.Follow the link below for further information and to provide feedback on the proposals, The consultation closes on April ... See MoreSee Less
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