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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 parts) horse riders

Trans Pennine Trail logo
Trans Pennine Trail logo

Welcome to the Trans Pennine Trail

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

Longdendale Access Project

“Disability isn’t always visible”

This project was launched by the Friends of the Trans Pennine Trail following a donation from the legacy of Pat and Bryan Allison.  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. It is thanks to this kind donation  we have been able to create an exemplar route at Torside which has attracted additional funding to enable the project to grow and provide a whole range of improvements for all visitors.

Overview LAP AreaImprovements

Four sound boxes with recordings by Brian Blessed OBE. Themes covered include; history, water, environment and accessibility.
Eight Activity Posts complete with rubbings and information about what you could find/ see on the Trail (be sure to bring a paper and pencils!)
Gateways modified to create wider chicanes to improve wheelchair accessibility.
Accessible seating - we have installed lots of benches without arms to allow all users to be able to sit next to friends and family.
Ramped viewing platform with spectacular views over the valley
Wildlife pond
Tactile information board (you can find this at the viewing platform)
Torside car park - additional disabled car parking spaces as well as clear access pathway from the bus stop
The first mechanical Changing Place toilet - accessible via radar key.

Still to Come!
Over the next few months there will be further additions to the Longdendale Access Project site including surfacing and vegetation improvement works. Updates of these works will be posted here.

We also hope that come 2022 we will be able to work alongside Peak District National Park to look at how access can be improved either side of the REAP crossing – something that we never thought would be possible when we first started!

Useful Information and Links
Post code – SK13 1JF
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference – SK 0686 9832
What.3.Words – flagpole.trains.guests
Miles Without Stiles – https://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/visiting/miles-without-stiles/torside 

Downloads

 

Coming soon…
(Video showcasing all improvements and highlights from the launch)

Useful Links for Information

Check our useful links regarding accessibility 

Accessible Venues

Here is a list of Accessible Venues across TPT

Accessible Mapping

Together with local authorities across the Trail we have looked at sections across the Trail that are accessible for all users, view them here

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