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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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Trans Pennine Trail logo

Welcome to the Trans Pennine Trail

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



Spike Island:  Diversionary routes have been put in place until a replacement bridge is installed at Spike Island.  Please click here for details.  The alignment on the red option includes an uneven surface to the east of the Boat Club yard.  The blue alignment will avoid this section. Updated 29th March 2022


Lymm: Whitbarrow Road to Reddish Crescent From Monday 21st March this section of the TPT will be closed until May 2022 to allow completion of works. Please see diversion until further notice. For further information regarding works taking place see – (Updated 11th March 2022)


Jackson’s Boat Bridge – We are aware that access to the Trail via Jackson’s Boat Bridge has been blocked due to bridge works but are awaiting further details from our partners in terms of timescales of works and diversion. 

A spokesperson for Manchester City Council said: “Following a recent inspection of Jackson’s Bridge it became clear that degradation to the surface posed an immediate and unacceptable risk to the public if it was kept open. As the bridge is a listed structure approvals are required before work can commence, therefore it is difficult to give a ​definitive timescale at this early stage. A diversion will be put in place for the duration of these works, and the Council is grateful for the understanding of residents as this essential maintenance is carried out.”  (Updated 15th May 2022)


Orphanage Street – From Friday 7th May the route will be closed as part of the Gordon Street Affordable Homes development. The works will be in place for 18 months. Please use the signed alternative routes via Gordon Street/ Lancashire Hill. See diversion route here see map here. (Updated 7th July 2021)

Town Centre works – During the course of the Stockport Interchange works, a signed diversion for the TPT walking and cycling route will be in place between the M60 Junction 1 ‘Pyramid’ roundabout and Tiviot Dale. From the west the diversion will be via the riverside path, Heaton Lane, Mersey Square and Prince’s Street before the diversion route re-joins the existing TPT route on Tiviot Dale. At main road crossings on King Street West and the A6 Wellington Road North Toucan crossings are provided and on Heaton Lane a bus / cycle gate has been installed along with a new shared use footway/ cycle way for pedestrians and cyclists who prefer not to ride on the carriageway. (Updated 1st September 2021)

Wellington Road Bridge (Crossing M60) – On Monday 25 April, Highways England are starting vital improvements to Wellington Road bridge, Stockport, which crosses the M60. This involves installing a higher barrier on both sides of the bridge, improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

Work will last around 14 weeks, finishing at the end of July 2022

Although at times there may be daytime road closures in place on the A6 Wellington Road. Overnight, we’ll need to fully close Wellington Road to motorists between the hours of 9pm and 5am (extended to 7am on weekends).

However, Access for pedestrians and cyclists will be available along Wellington Road at all times.
(Updated 04/05/2022)


Dunford Bridge – From the 22nd of April 2022 the circular diversion route will be closed with the temporary linear diversion in place until July 2022. This is to allow National Grid to undertake major construction work as part of the ‘National Grid’s Visual Impact Provision’. A fully accessible diversion is in place and a map of this can be found here. Weekend and evening works will be on site until end of July 2022 to ensure the programme meets outage deadlines.

From 30th March 2022 National Grid will be taking delivery of the large cables required for the undergrounding programme.  There will be two deliveries per day on selected days between Wednesday 30th March and Thursday 21st April 2022. The cables will arrive on large flat-bed trailers.  The trucks will approach Dunford Bridge from the A628 via Goddard Lane and then Windle Edge, before stopping in Dunford Bridge car park for the cables to be unloaded.  For safety reasons, access to Dunford Bridge car park will be temporarily restricted while the vehicles are manoeuvred towards National Grid’s compound.

Further details are available on the project’s website which also includes drone footage of the project’s progress. If you have any other questions, please get in touch with the VIP project team directly by calling 0330 134 0051 or sending an email to  

Longdendale Access Project

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.

Interactive Mapping

Together with local authorities across the Trail we have looked at sections across the Trail that are accessible for all users, view them here

Useful Links for Information

Check our useful links regarding accessibility 

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