Welcome to the Trans Pennine Trail

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

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

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Barnsley

Thurgoland – Northern Powergrid are carrying out works to the overhead power lines in the Thurgoland area. Vegetation works will commence this week and works to masts week commencing the 9th September. The TPT will remain open throughout the works with Banksmen on site

Grange Lane – Works are taking place this week on the TPT between Grange Lane, Cundy Cross north to Burton Road, Monk Bretton.  Amey staff are cutting back trees below the power lines, so there will be noise from Chainsaws/Chippers and vehicles on the verges of the Trail. The TPT is still open and warning signs should be displayed in the specific area they are working

Wombwell – A section of the Trans Pennine Trail in Wombwell to allow highway works. The closure will be in place from 27th July to 26th October. Contractors will be signing the diversion prior to works.

Town Centre to Stairfoot- There are plans to widen the TPT from Town Centre to Stairfoot and link to Oaks Business Park over the next 10 weeks. Preparation works due 20 – 31 July 2020 with surfacing works proposed to start on 3rd August. See information here.

Vegetation works will start on 30 July ready for widening works to start on 3 August from Town Centre to Stairfoot.  This project is using government funding to widen narrow routes used by cyclists.  Phase 2 will resurface the existing tarmac width. You might be asked to pause in your journey or probably use the alternative route on grass/soil surface, that will be signed.

Sheffield

Between East Coast Road and Stevenson Road (5WW) – This section will be closed until the end of February. A diversion will be in place.

Blackburn Meadows – Works will be starting on the Jordans Bridge scheme, necessitating a closure of the tow path week commencing 27th July 2020.  The closure will be in place on the nights of Tuesday 28th July, Wednesday 29th July and Thursday 30th July between 20:00 and 06:00. Please see the diversion here

Leeds

Leeds – Royal Armouries to Fishpond Lock – Work will be starting week commencing 3rd February to resurface this section of the Trans Pennine Trail / National Cycle Network.  The attached map indicates the diversion for the duration of works.  The programme will commence at Fishpond Lock.  During this initial phase banksmen will be in operation but there may be times when users will have to use either the south bank or the old railway line – contractors will do all they can to minimise disruption. The attached diversion will be in place for the further phases of resurfacing works.

Prep works for the sections either side of Skelton Grange Bridge have been progressing and the section from Skelton Grange Bridge to Thwaite Lane is being surfaced next week and should be complete and reopened by the end of Wednesday.

The towpath from Skelton Grange Bridge to Skelton Lake is now completely closed and will remain closed until the works are completed towards the end of March.

Rotherham

Rotherham – Town Centre – The TPT will be closed from 1st July 2020 to Tuesday 31st August 2021 to enable construction of a new pumping station as part of Rotherham’s flood defence programme (link to notice).  A signed diversion will be in place for Trail users between Steel Street and Main Street for the duration of the works. See it here.

Blackburn Meadows – Works will be starting on the Jordans Bridge scheme, necessitating a closure of the tow path week commencing 27th July 2020.  The closure will be in place on the nights of Tuesday 28th July, Wednesday 29th July and Thursday 30th July between 20:00 and 06:00. Please see the diversion here

Google Maps

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Places on the trail

Explore some of the hundreds of attractions along the route.

Useful Links for Information

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