Together with local authorities across the Trail we have looked at sections across the Trail that are accessible for all users. As some sections vary we have chosen to use a grading system to allow users to make a judgement themselves about whether they can access the route. Please click on each map below to find which areas are either ‘Accessible for All’, ‘Accessible for Many’ and ‘Accessible for Some’. We are updating this section of the website daily so please keep coming back to see where else has become accessible.
Accessible Map West – Covers the route from Southport, West Lancashire, Liverpool, Knowsley, Halton, Warrington, Trafford, Manchester, Stockport, Tameside into the Peak Park.
Accessible Map Central – Highlights the route through Leeds, Wakefield, Barnsley, Sheffield, Rotherham, Chesterfield and Doncaster (part).
Accessible Map East – Shows the route through Doncaster, North Yorkshire, Selby, York, East Riding of Yorkshire and Hull before reaching the most easterly terminus of Hornsea.
We would like to thank Lake District National Park for allowing us to use their grading system. For more information about the Lake District National Park see here – http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/thingstodo/walking/mileswithoutstiles
|Accessible for All|
Colour – Red
|Gradients will be no more than 1:10 and the surface will be tarmac or compacted stone with a diameter of 10mm or less.||Suitable for everyone, including people operating their own wheelchairs and pushchair users. Path width will be a minimum of 1m with passing places.|
|Accessible for Many|
Colour – Blue
|Existing gradients will be no more than 1:10, although newly built sections may be up to 1:8. The path surface will be rougher stone of 4cm diameter or less.||Suitable for assisted wheelchair uses and those with more robust, all-terrain type buggies and trampers.|
|Accessible for Some|
Colour – Yellow
|Gradients are not limited but slopes over 1:8 will have improved surfacing, or handrails. There may be some low steps or breaks in the surface up to 10cm in height. Stone surface material may also be up to 10cm in diameter.||Suitable for more robust all-terrain type buggies and trampers.|
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|Trail access point|
|Access control point|
|Changing Places Toilet|
|Stamping Card Station|
|Steep hill or incline|
Pat and Bryan’s story has helped our Partners right across the Trans Pennine Trail network to see how changes can make the route more accessible. Take a look at what they've helped to accomplish.