Welcome to the Trans Pennine Trail
A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in parts) horse riders
The Trans Pennine Trail in West Yorkshire
- The Royal Armouries Museum is located near to Crown Point Bridge and Clarence Docks. The Museum is one of the world’s great museums with 8,000 spectacular exhibits covering 3000 years of history.
- Thwaite Mills – a fully restored working watermill in an attractive riverside setting along the River Aire, Leeds. The centrepiece of the Mill is the spectacle of two huge water wheels that drive the Mill. The site also explains the history of the Mill from the late 17th century to the 1970s and includes the house where the Mill Manager lived. This tells the story of the Horn family who owned the Mill for generations. Please note – Thwaite Mills car park closes at 5.00pm.
- Thackray Medical Museum is a nationally renowned award-winning museum set in a magnificent Grade II listed Victorian building, one of Europe’s largest medical museums. Hosting interactive body works gallery, cafe, shop, education centre, disabled access.
- Rothwell Colliery Country Park is a large scale colliery reclamation programme involving just under 25 hectares of new woodland. Facilities include sculptures, sundial, woodland craft areas, stone circle, bird feeding station and maze.
- Leeds Tourist Information Centre will always be happy to help advise on any further local attractions that you may wish to visit while in the area.
- Wakefield Cathedral – a 15th century church with its spire which at 247 feet is the tallest in Yorkshire and the fourth highest in England.
- Anglers Country Park or Waterton Countryside Discovery Centre has walks to suit everyone, bird watching, Heronry with 350 hectares of open countryside, cafe and toilets. Designated a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) with part of the park being a nature reserve.
- Wakefield Tourist Information Centre will provide other local tourist information not given here.