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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

Out on the Trail?

Try our new interactive map

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Thanks to Sarah for providing this week's #saturdayselfie.
Will you be walking, running, cycling, wheeling or horse riding on the Trail this weekend? Don't forget to tag us in your selfies.
#springonthetpt #LoveYourTPT #tpt35years
📷: Sarah Bundock (bundock_adventures)

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Please get in touch with South Yorkshire Police if you recognise anyone in the images and help to keep our roads, trails and public spaces, safe.APPEAL: Appeal following off road bike disorder in BarnsleyWe’re appealing for information to help us identify a large group of off-road bike riders who are alleged to have descended upon Barnsley, causing significant damage and anti-social behaviour.We have released images as it is believed those photographed can assist us with our enquiries.Yesterday, Sunday 14 April, just before 5pm, we received reports of around 15 off-road bikers around the Barnsley Road area of Cudworth causing damage to street furniture, obstructing drivers on the road, and driving in a dangerous and anti-social manner.A further report alleged that the offenders caused damage to the Victoria Pub.Upon officers’ arrival, the off-road bikers are believed to have become abusive and threatening. One off-road biker rammed a police vehicle with his quad bike, causing damage.Neighbourhood Inspector Rebecca Richardson tells more on our website- you recognise anyone? If you have information that can help us identify those in the CCTV images, please get in touch online, via live chat or by calling 101 quoting incident number 660 of 14 April 2024. ... See MoreSee Less
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One for toy train and doll collectors.Tables set up ready for tonight’s Toy Train & Doll Fair. Early entry 5pm £2. ... See MoreSee Less
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It's the London Marathon on Sunday and we know lots of runners have been using the Trail as part of their training, although we've not yet seen any in fancy dress.Tag us in your TPT training photos and we'll share them on Sunday along with our best wishes for a successful run. #midweekdmotivation TCS London Marathon #trainingonthetpt #springonthetpt #LoveYourTPT #shareyourphotos 📷: Hayley McCaffer ... See MoreSee Less
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