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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 Horses User Code

Back of horses head

Photo Credit – Jill Hancock

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 you 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 bridleway sections. 
  • Be mindful of all users’ needs and abilities whilst on the Trail.  
Horse Riders
  • Keep to parts of the Trail that permit horses.  
  • Keep a safe distance from other Trail users and make sure that your horse is under control at all times. You might see walkers, cyclists, people in wheelchairs, children and dogs that can take horses by surprise. As well as encountering bridges over road, rail and water. 
  • Refrain from cantering or galloping on any parts of the Trail.  
  • Please prevent damaging Trail surfaces and don’t ride on grassy middle strip.  
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.  

Enjoy the Trans Pennine Trail and help others to do so

 

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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