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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

West

Sefton

Coastal Path: The final section of resurfacing works was postponed at the end of 2020 but the route is still serviceable. Once further information is available about remaining works we will add further details.

Halton

Spike Island: Please note the TPT will be closed at this location due a large event. Please follow the diversion from Friday 23rd July 18:00 until 08:00 Sunday 25th July. Signage will be erected on site. (Updated 22nd July 2021) Diversion

Warrington

Latchford Locks – Peel Ports will be commencing works on May 4th which will see safety improvements and upgrades at Latchford Lock. The works are planned for 12 weeks and will see the installation of a designated route for pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross the Lock from one side of the canal to the other. For the duration of the works a temporary route will be put in place which crosses the lower gates from the north of the Lock, with the temporary route then joining back up with the original route as shown on the drawing. Signage directing pedestrians and cyclists will be in place from May 4th and any further assistance can be given on site by the team managing the works.Peel Ports appreciate the minor disruption to the users of Latchford Lock and are working with Warrington Borough Council to ensure that any queries throughout the on-site works can be resolved immediately. The priority is to improve the health and safety of all users when crossing the Lock, and we believe the new walkway will provide a much safer crossing route once complete. View their website here

Stockport

Northumberland Road – Brinnington Tunnel – Stockport Council are undertaking maintenance/ improvement works on the Trans Pennine Trail between Northumberland Road heading south to the footbridge as highlighted on the attached diversion plan. Works will include removing laying stone along the path and flexipave (a flexible rubber/stone porous material) on shorter sections to aid drainage.
Works have been delayed to allow for various events and will now start mid September 2021 lasting for approximately 5 weeks. During the works the path will be closed with a proposed diversion for pedestrians and cyclists (see above diversion plan). The route will be signed at the time of works. (Updated 7th July 2021)

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 – 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 Winter 2019. Mapping (Updated 20th September 2019)


Trafford/ Manchester

M60 Bride Repairs, Northenden: Please note the works on this section. Banksmen will be in operation during works and Trail users may experience slight delays whilst machinery is moved, please see the following information and diversion: (Please Note: This diversion is NOT suitable for horse riders, this has been raised with our colleagues at Manchester Council and Highways England)

Barnsley

Dunford Bridge – From April 2021 until early 2023 the number of spaces available for parking at Dunford Bridge car park will be significantly reduced temporarily. The reduction in space is necessary to allow major construction work to take place on National Grid’s Visual Impact Provision project in the Peak District. Visitors and Trans Pennine Trail users are advised to use the alternative parking at nearby Windle Edge and Winscar Reservoir.
Please follow the signs and park in marked bays only. This is to ensure emergency service vehicles, local buses and construction vehicles have safe access.  All members of the public are kindly asked to only park in the designated marked bays and not to park on grass verges in the village if the car park is full but to use an alternative car park.
It will be necessary to close the picnic area at Dunford Bridge to the public from June 2021 to the start of 2023. Trail users and members of the public wanting to access the TPT will still be able to do so from the Dunford Bridge car park throughout the duration of the project. From the autumn, they will be able to use the new diverted route which will open up new views north of the river in the Upper Don Valley

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the VIP project team directly by calling 0330 134 0051 or sending an email to visualimpact@nationalgrid.com

Further details are available on the project’s website (peakdistricteast.nationalgrid.co.uk). 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 visualimpact@nationalgrid.com

Accessible 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

Accessible 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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