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The Trans Pennine Trail for horse riders

Over two-thirds of the Trail is available to horse riders, including sections that are several miles in length. The TPT runs through a huge variety of landscapes, urban as well as rural, which makes the Trail highly accessible to equestrians.

Most of the Trail is relatively flat and provides easy riding. Comprehensively signed and largely purpose-built, the Trail often uses disused railway lines, so many of the paths are wide and unsurfaced. The Trail is set amongst beautiful countryside, winding through villages and woods, alongside rivers and over wild moorland, passing minsters, abbeys, and castles. Parts of Trail have segregated sections for horse riders where you can canter, and there are a number of dedicated Trail car parks specifically designed to accommodate horse boxes and trailers.

The Trail is a multi-user route designed with equestrians in mind, and provides a great way to explore the countryside – whether that’s just an afternoon hack or a journey across northern England.

View interactive map for horse riders

View our Interactive map.

Equestrian guide

Developed by horse riders to help others discover sections of the Trail on horseback.

Tips for horse riders

A few points to help you enjoy your walk on the Trail.

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