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Tips for familiesTips for families

Here are a few points to help you enjoy a family day out on the Trail:

  • Remember to take waterproofs and warm clothing. The Trail climbs right over the Pennines and is consequently liable to rapid changes in weather even on warm, sunny days.
  • Take some spare food and drink. Although the Trail passes through many towns and cities, there are sections with many miles between shops and pubs. Always have a little spare, just in case!
  • Take a map. The Trail is comprehensively signed, but mistakes do happen; there are maps of the whole Trail available from the TPT office.
  • Keep a lookout. The Trail is a multi-user facility for walkers, cyclists, horse riders, families and mobility-impaired users. All these users often have to use the same section of path, so always keep a watch on your children – especially the younger ones. Make sure you have read the families Trail Users Code.
  • Park with care and consideration. The Trail links many towns and cities in northern England and with a little route planning you may find you can leave the car at home. If you have to drive to the Trail, please park your car where it is safe and not causing an obstruction – preferably in one of the Trail’s dedicated car parks shown on the TPT maps.

View interactive map for walkers

View our interactive map.

Virtually traffic-free cycling for families

Quiet sections of the Trail suitable for cycling by families with older children.

Accessible Venues

Here is a list of Accessible Venues across TPT

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