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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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What a fantastic before and after photo!
Killamarsh station 1892 vs Trans Pennine Trail 2023
Thanks @OldSheffield for sharing this

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7 hours ago

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Barnsley based Feels Like Home used the Know Your Neighbourhood funding to organise a walk along the Trail with lunch at Elsecar Heritage Centre.You can listen to Joanna chat to Robert about their event and also about the wonderful work that Feels Like Home do on our new podcast channel: and read their blog on our website: #KnowYourNeighbourhood #LoveYourTPT ... See MoreSee Less
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9 hours ago

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Temporary closure extended on the Trail in Formby (accessed off Northmoss Lane).We have received an update from Sefton Council Highways Maintenance Team to inform us that the Trail accessed off Northmoss Lane in Formby will remain closed until next Wednesday (December 6) as they've been unable to lay the new surface material due to the very cold weather conditions, frozen ground, and sub zero, overnight temperatures,. The team apologises for any inconvenience caused. #formbytptTemporary closureWe have been advised that Sefton Council Highways Maintenance Team are undertaking essential maintenance works to the TPT accessed off Northmoss Lane, Formby, beginning on Monday 27th November and the Trail will be closed as per the location plan, for a minimum of 5 days between the hours of 09.00 to 16.00 to ensure the safety of members of the public and the contractors.Unfortunately there is no suitable diversion route.The repairs will greatly improve the surface/facility for all users. #essentialmaintenanceSustrans Sefton Council ... See MoreSee Less
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