Welcome to the Trans Pennine Trail
A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in parts) horse riders
The Trans Pennine Trail for cyclists
Unlike most other long-distance cycle routes in the UK, the Trans Pennine Trail is mostly off-road. The Trail is largely purpose-built using canals, riversides, disused railway lines, minor roads and urban cycle paths – over 60% of the Trail’s cycle route is traffic-free.
The Trail passes through many urban areas but also beautiful countryside, villages, castles, abbeys, minsters, canals and railway heritage. The Trail uses surfaced level paths which are relatively flat, providing easy cycling, attractive for novice and experienced cyclists alike.