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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, wheelers 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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What better way to celebrate #NationalCleanAirDay than getting out on the TPT. Where are you venturing today?
#summeronthetpt #LoveYourTPT #tpt35
📷: Claire Farley

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Astronomically speaking, Summer begins today, at the point the Sun reaches its highest and northernmost points in the sky, and Earth’s North Pole tilts directly towards the Sun.Let's hope the weather becomes a lot more Summer-like than the Summer we've had since the start of the Meteorological Summer at the beginning of the month.What are your plans for getting out on the Trail this summer. Share your photos and spread the joy of the TPT.#astronomicalsummer #fourseasons #walking #cycling #dogwalking #horseriding #running #wheeling #nature #art #heritage #architecture #families #summeronthetpt #LoveYourTPT #TPT35 ... See MoreSee Less
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How creative are you feeling today? Can you write a poem or a Blog about the TPT on #NationalWritingDay?Get inspired by listening to poet, Ian McMillan's poem about the TPT, at: #LoveYourTPT #tpt35📷: Creative Recovery ... See MoreSee Less
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Look out for Annie and Jenni who are walking the Trail over the next ten days in aid of a new sink. Read their story in their post below.And they're off! Annie and Jenni have now begun their incredible 207 mile walk along the trans Pennine trail to raise money for a new sink. They started at Southport this morning and will have walked all the way to Hornsea to finish on 29th June. They are raising money for a sink for our workshop space in Bootle Strand Shopping Centre. At the moment we have to go up and downstairs with milk bottles to get water for our volunteers cups of tea, water to wash hands and for the paste used in the workshops. We are firm advocates of accessibility in our workshops, and a sink upstairs would allow all of our volunteers to have access to running water. For more information or to donate, visit our website at #Inanotherplace #SOS #Accessibility #SponoredWalk ... See MoreSee Less
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