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Named discs/posts with trail logoTrans Pennine Trail

Cheshire, Derbyshire, E Yorkshire, Gtr Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, N Yorkshire, S Yorkshire, W Yorkshire

346 km / 215 miles
A multi-user trail, braided in parts, following former railway lines, canal towpaths and other waterside routes, linking the urban areas of Hull, Doncaster, Barnsley, Greater Manchester and Merseyside. In spite of the urban nature of the Trail, there are long stretches of rural environment in the east and other extensive sections passing through attractive country in the Pennine and Manchester areas. Areas in the historic centre and docklands of the maritime mercantile City of Liverpool are recognised in a World Heritage Site named Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City.

There are spurs from the main Trail to York from Selby and, from Barnsley, to Wakefield/Leeds and Sheffield/Chesterfield. In parts the Trail makes use of other longer established and formally named paths including the Longdendale Trail, the Dove Valley Trail (each 9 miles) and, from the west of Warrington to Liverpool, part of the waymarked Mersey Way (22 miles and on OS mapping). The total length of the Trail and spurs is some 350 miles.

The Trail for walkers has three map guides and an accommodation guide for sale. Downloadable descriptions for some shorter route sections are free on the Trail website. Certificates are available for completing the Trans Pennine Trail from either Liverpool or Southport to either Hull or Hornsea or the full Trail including the section from Leeds to Chesterfield. To qualify you need to use the Trans Pennine Trail Stamping Card to collect stamps from participating locations across the Trail. The cards, complete with full instructions are included with any maps ordered from the TPT office or website or you can download the main card and the new additions from the Trail website.

The section from Hull to Liverpool forms part of the E8 European Long Distance Path.

See also E-Routes (E8).


Waymark: Named discs/posts with trail logo
Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named discs/posts with trail logo
Attributes: Challenging
Former Railway
Horse Ride (Multi User)
Start: TA209479 - Hornsea, E Yorkshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SD325173 - Southport, Merseyside View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Trans Pennine Trail - Maps Warrington Borough Council - Trans Pennine Trail Stockport MBC - Trans Pennine Trail British Horse Society RideMaps - Trans Pennine Trail West British Horse Society RideMaps - Trans Pennine Trail East Mersey Forest - Trans Pennine Trail Annierak - Trans Pennine Trail [blog] Sustrans - Trans Pennine Trail Sustrans - Trans Pennine Trail : central Sustrans - Trans Pennine Trail : east Sustrans - Trans Pennine Trail : west Trans Pennine Trail UK E8

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Trans Pennine Trail official guide  (Trans Pennine Trail Office  - 2017 )
External download Longdendale Trail - Woodhead Tunnels to Hadfield  (Trans Pennine Trail Office  - 2012 ) Download
External download Mersey Forest - Trans Pennine Trail route pack  (Mersey Forest ) Download
External download Trans Pennine Trail trek  (City of Trees ) Download
External download TPT Sefton & West Lancashire  (Sefton Council  - 2017 ) Download
Guidebook Cycling in the Peak District : 21 routes in and around the National Park  (Cicerone Press  - 2017 )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112
OS Landranger Active 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112
OS Explorer 1, 266, 268, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 281, 285, 290, 291, 292, 293, 295
OS Explorer Active 1, 266, 268, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 281, 285, 290, 291, 292, 293, 295
Other Paper Maps:
Map (Other)
Trans Pennine Trail map 1: west: Irish Sea - Yorkshire (Trans Pennine Trail Office - February 2015)
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Trans Pennine Trail Map 2: central: Derbyshire and Yorkshire (Trans Pennine Trail Office - February 2015)
Map (Other)
Trans Pennine Trail map 3: east: Yorkshire - North Sea (Trans Pennine Trail Office - February 2015)

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation
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24 km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 km
108 km
Walkers are Welcome
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182 km

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Route Profile:

333.9 km (207.5 miles)
2,382 m (7,815 ft) ascent
433 m (1,421 ft)  maximum height

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