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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

Out on the Trail?

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Did you know @BarnsleySCC have been out on the Trail with their cadets undertaking activities to help with their knowledge. They have been insect spotting, orienteering and event planning.
Read all about their events in their blog:

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6 hours ago

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Spectrum Rainbow Community Group used the Know Your Neighbourhood Funding to organise a series of walks on the Trail in Doncaster.You can listen to Jason talk about his group and their walks on our new podcast channel: and read their blog on our website: #KnowYourNeighbourhood #LoveYourTPT ... See MoreSee Less
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Did you know you can support the work of the Trans Pennine Trail by making a donation via our online shop at: little helps to maintain and improve the Trail for all users.#donate #shopsunday #thankyou ... See MoreSee Less
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12 hours ago

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And here is day three of our Advent calendar, celebrating the many facets of the Trail. Walking ticks all the boxes for gentle or aerobic exercise, taking in nature, getting out in all weathers and socialising, which all contribute towards our health and wellbeing.What is your favourite Season for walking on the Trail?#tptadvent #LoveYourTPT #walking ... See MoreSee Less
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