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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

Welcome

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

Trans Pennine Trail Access ControlsUpgraded control - Maghull, West Lancashire

We are committed to making the Trail as accessible as possible – an aim that is shared by our Local Authority partners, using the criteria contained in LTN1/20 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cycle-infrastructure-design-ltn-120, the Governments guidance document on Cycling Infrastructure Design.

Historically, many of the current access controls were installed to deter anti-social behaviour and prevent illegal access. In many cases we know that these simply prevent legitimate users from being able to access the Trail and they now need to be removed or redesigned. This change will not happen overnight but changes are now happening with new schemes taking accessibility into consideration. The main criteria is to provide a minimum gap of 1.5m, where any control measure is deemed needed.

In 2018 a decision was taken by the Trans Pennine Trail Steering Group Committee to provide information on access controls across the Trail onto our mapping which would include a photo and dimensions.  It was agreed that, until such time that our partners can redesign or remove the access control completely, this would provide detailed information to Trail users.  A similar exercise has subsequently been undertaken nationally by Sustrans to record the existing infrastructure across the whole of the National Cycle Network.

Wheels for All in KnowsleyIf you are struggling with accessibility on your local section then please email info@transpenninetrail.org.uk to let us know.  This information will be shared with the relevant Local Authority and our colleagues at Sustrans so everyone is aware of the issue and discussions can take place to look at measures needed.

 

Interactive Map

See our interactive mapping for detailed route alignment and route diversions.

Distances

Using the tables below you can work out how far you want to go on the TPT.

Useful Links for Information

Check our useful links regarding accessibility

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