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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 parts) horse riders

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A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in parts) horse riders



Although Mersey Gateway bridge is now complete the diversion still remains in place until Summer 2018 while construction is still in place. The diversion can be found here – Diversion mapping (updated 21st February 2018).  For information on when the Trail is due to be re-opened please contact


Trafford – Millennium Bridge – Resurfacing works will be taking place between 13th – 30th September 2018.(GR SJ 77259 93584). This bridge carries the TPT over the Mersey. The bridge is still open but the Trail is closed immediately after. We will be getting diversion signs up leading left off the bridge to the B5213. Turn right on that road and after a half mile turn right again (just after the motorway bridge) where a TPT access route sign leads directly back on the TPT. The extra mileage is quite small.Millennium Bridge Diversion

There will be no access to the TPT between Millennium Bridge and Bradley Lane or A56 Kickerty Brook, Stretford.Millennium Bridge Diversion (Updated 12th September 2018).


Town Centre works – Following completion of the emergency Gas works at King Street West / Chestergate, Stockport, works will start on BT diverting their services. The traffic signals (including signalised pedestrian / cycle crossing) will remain switched off with the right turn from Chestergate to King Street West (northbound) and straight ahead from Chestergate towards the bus depot movements banned.  A diversion will be signed up to the existing Toucan on King Street West in proximity to Heaton Lane roundabout. Within a week Stockport hope to be able to open the right turn from Chestergate to King Street West (northbound), however, the traffic signals will remain switched off with the pedestrian / cycle diversion in place. Current programme to complete Spring 2019. Mapping (Updated 13th September 2018)


Haughton Green – A retaining wall has collapsed across the Peak Forest Canal towpath in Hyde. This does not affect the TPT but can cause problems for continuation of a journey along the towpath.  Advisory notices are to be placed on site until Canals & River Trust can action works. (Updated 26th February)


Dunford Bridge – Please be aware that contractors will be on and around the Trans Pennine Trail to undertake ground investigation works from 3rd September 2018 for a duration of three weeks.  Banksmen will be in operation and the route will remain open during this period. (Updated 29th August 2018)


Google Maps

View the Accessibility mapping of the TPT.(Using Google Maps)

Places on the trail

Explore some of the hundreds of attractions along the route.

Useful Links for Information

Check our useful links regarding accessibility 

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