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



Loop Line – The Liverpool Loopline will be closed on 24th and 25th August between Bull Lane and Grace Road for resurfacing works. 


Carterhouse Lane – There is no access to the TPT between Carterhouse Bridge and Tan House Lane due to works being undertaken by Network Rail.  The schedule for works is (07 March 2020 to 04 April 2020).  During the programme of works the following diversion has been provided.  The works will increase safety at the crossings for the end user as Red/Green aspect lighting will be displayed at the crossing on completion of this project. Diversion Map.


Penny Lane – The TPT will be closed (Penny Lane) to enable National Grid to replace the underground electricity cable in the area.  Closure and diversion notices will be on site and the diversion will be signed.  For safety reasons uses are asked to adhere to the diversion.  The closure will be between 17th and 28th August for current works. See the diversion here

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)

Bredbury to South Manchester – This route will be temporarily closed while we install a new underground cable to replace the existing cable that connects the pylons at the Trans Pennine Trail, behind Powerleague, and at Penny Lane, off Lancashire Hill.Please use the diversions on the map below during the temporary closure.


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)

Apethorn Godley Turntable – Work will commence on Monday 17th June on the Turntable refurbishment programme. Trail users are asked to be mindful of site machinery during this time between Donald Avenue and the Turntable. Banksmen will be in operation. Expected duration – Late October (Updated 20th September)


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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