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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 Cyclist User Code

Cyclist passing under a bridge

Photo Credit – Stephen Dennis

Follow these sensible rules in our User Code to enjoy the Trans Pennine Trail and help others do the same.  

Everyone
  • If using a segregated section keep to your signed side of the Trail.  
  • Be aware of others around you and do not occupy the whole width of the path. Leave room for others to pass by easily, especially if you are using earphones as other users may appear without you hearing. 
  • Take extra care where the Trail crosses roads, near train lines and other busy areas.  
  • Do not leave litter anywhere except in a suitable bin. If no bins are available, take your litter home and dispose of it there. Reduce fire risk by safely disposing of lighters, matches or cigarette ends. 
  • E-scooters (unless part of an approved scheme using on-road sections only), motorbikes, modified e-bikes and other unauthorised vehicles are not allowed. If you see people using these on the Trail please report direct to the police via their online reporting methods. 
  • Trail users should give way to horse riders on bridleways. 
  • Be mindful of all users’ needs and abilities whilst on the Trail.  
Cyclists
  • The Trail cannot be used for speed rides or time trials.
  • On canal towpaths, follow the Canals and Rivers Trust Towpath Code. 
  • Be prepared to dismount occasionally on steep access ramps, or on limited sections (such as restricted width bridges and pinch point sections). 
  • When the Trail is marked as a bridleway be aware that other users have the right of way over cyclists. 
  • Watch your speed at all times – especially when going downhill or when you can’t see far ahead. 
Horse Riders and Cyclists
  • Be sure to clearly warn other Trail users of your approach keeping a safe distance from other users by calling politely or ringing a bell. Some people may not be able to hear or clearly see you.  
  • Remember people and animals may not always react as you expect so give them both time and room. Be prepared to slow down or even stop completely if required.   
  • Be visible – wear bright colours, high visibility clothing and safety gear.  
  • Please stay in single file on narrow sections and approaching other users.  

See full user code

Enjoy the Trans Pennine Trail and help others to do so 

View interactive map for cyclists

View our interactive map.

Accessible Venues

Here is a list of Accessible Venues across TPT

Useful Links for Information

Check our useful links regarding accessibility

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