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 Trail in Cheshire
- Catalyst Science Discovery Centre (and museum) is devoted to chemistry and how the products of chemistry are used in every day life – medicines to Meccano. A great action-packed family attraction with an excellent educational focus.
- Widnes Warth Nature Reserve newly installed raised walkways and bird observation screen allow excellent view over the Mersey estuary and a chance to see a variety of wild Fowl on the salt marshes and mud flats.
- Halton Tourist Information Centre – providing fully integrated information for Halton and surrounding areas. The team can assist in events, advice and guidance, contact points for suppliers and materials, etc.
- Sankey Canal opened in 1757 as Britain’s first true canal built to carry coal from mines in St Helens to markets of Liverpool and Cheshire. This canal became more commonly known as the St Helens Canal after 1845. Visit this website to discover all the wonderful history and team devoted to its enhancement.
- Runcorn Ski Centre is open daily for lessons and recreational use.
- Segway Smiles – be at one with both nature and technology! Learn how to operate a Segway Personal Transporter and then take control as part of a guided tour through a picturesque woodland.
- Norton Priory Museums & Gardens – A fantastic day out, with an award winning museum, excavated medieval ruins, the spectacular St Christopher statue, the lovely Walled Garden and the extensive woodland and sculpture trail.
- The Hive Leisure Park is an exciting new entertainment complex situated in Widnes Waterfront. The Hive includes a Widnes Superbowl with a 16 lane,10 pin bowling centre and a Crazy Club kid’s play area, multiplex Reel cinema, an ice rink operated by Planet Ice, a Frankie and Benny’s bar and restaurant, a Premier Inn and a Nando’s restaurant. It also benefits from a 600 space free car park.
- Walton Hall built during the 1830’s is today an ideal place for a family day out with spacious lawns, picnic areas, play area, children’s zoo, heritage centre and outdoor games. The mature parkland and ornamental gardens remain beautiful through the year with trees and shrubs from all over the world, plus a cycle museum in the stable block.
- Manchester Ship Canal opened in 1894 as one of the last major canals to be constructed in Britain, in addition to a swing aqueduct, the ship canal has seven swing road bridges, four high level road bridges, five high level high level railway viaducts and five sets of huge locks along its entire length.
- Gulliver’s World is nestled within a beautiful park setting, where much of the fantasy is created by wonderful towering trees, and a beautiful lake forms the centrepiece of the park. Let us take you away from your daily worries and concerns into a world of wonder and fantasy, where anything is possible and your imagination is inspired
- Warrington Tourist Information Centre holds a variety of events and show listings, giving plenty to do and see – something for everyone!