Completing the trail
Many people each year take to the Trans Pennine Trail for a short break or holiday, so why not take up the challenge of the full route or just explore for a couple of days.
If you are thinking about completing the TPT by cycle, you can expect to take around 5 days to cycle the Coast to Coast route, or 2 days to ride from Leeds to Chesterfield, of course it all depends on how far you want toride each day and how many places of interest you want to stop and explore along the way.
Walkers can expect to take 10-14 days to walk the route from Southport to Hornsea, while it would take 4 or 5 days to complete the North – South route.
Unfortunately, horse riders can not complete the full trail, but there are around 200 miles of route available to equestrian. The longest section of which runs for over 40 miles and connects to the Pennine Bridleway and the loops of the TPT in South Yorkshire.
If that’s all a bit much for you, you could just escape to the Trail for a few days – there are countless options to enjoy, whether you walk, cycle or ride!
Using the maps and the Visitor & Accommodation Guide available from our shop it is easy to plan your own holiday or short break on the Trail. If you’d like some inspiration, you can read about other users’ experiences in the Your Stories section.
If you would like someone else to take on the hassle of planning a trip on the trail, there are holiday operators who will organise the whole thing for you.
Carry on Cycling – www.cycletransfers.co.uk/ – Why not let us take the hassle away when you are planning just how to get back to your start point of your journey. Our professional transport service is well equipped with modern vehicles and trailers, which cater for all bike types and party sizes. Our transport service is also a very cost effective, comfortable alternative to public transport.
Yorkshire Bikeliner – Provide a variety of services along the TPT and beyond including luggage transfer and motorised back up: www.bikeliner.karoo.net
Pedal Nation was born out of a love for long distance cycling touring. Holidays – Pedal Nation LogoThe owner of the business Nick Mitchell was inspired by the adventures of cycling legends Josie Dew and Ann Mustoe and in 2002 completed his first Lands End to John o’Groat’s ride. In the ensuing years he completed other cycle tours, including around the Coast of Britain, Munich to Sheffield and Sheffield to Bergen and after a good season working as a freelance guide on the Lands End ride, Nick took the plunge and launched Pedal Nation in September 2011. One of the key aims of the business was to inspire newcomers to become involved in cycle touring. The ethos behind Pedal Nation is on fun, relaxation, good company and the best traffic free cycle routes we can find and this why Pedal Nation will be running fully supported tours on the Trans Pennine Trail starting in April 2013. You can find out more about the tour by visiting our website www.pedalnation.co.uk or ringing 01143520060
Peak Guided Walks- We provide guided walks in and around the Peak District. No one is too old to enjoy our fantastic countryside. Our guide Cliff is an outdoor addict with over 40 years experience, and thousands of walking miles under his belt. Cliff is also a keen fund raiser for the R.N.L.I and Edale Mountain Rescue. Being an ex YMA Warden, he has lived in the Peak District. For more information please check out our website www.peakguidedwalks.co.uk
Fairfield Holidays – Walking trips and holidays across the North of England including sections of the Trans Pennine Trail: www.fairfieldholidays.co.uk
Rocky’s Western Trail Adventures – Guided American style riding trips, based right by the trail in Dunford Bridge. www.westernridingadventures.co.uk
Lazing Saddles – a new Western Trekking Experience, situated in South Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley. www.lazingsaddles.co.uk
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. Take a look at what they've helped to accomplish.