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Named discs/posts with trail logoTrans Pennine Trail

346 km / 215 miles

Cheshire, Derbys, E Yorks, Gtr Man, Lancs, Merseyside, N Yorks, S Yorks, W Yorks
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 and Heritage Trails may be downloaded from the site link below.

Many sections of the Trans Pennine Trail were badly affected by flooding in the severe weather across the Yorkshire region at the end of June 2007 and January 2008. The most seriously effected sections were in South Yorkshire (Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham districts). See the Trail website for route updates and diversions. All the Trail was re-opened, but some sections may be passable with care or have diversion routes in place.

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 E-Route 8 in Linked Paths below.

See also E-Routes (E8).


Strider News - December 2017 (Publication Update)

An updated official guide to the Trans Pennine Trail is listed below.


Details:

Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Named discs/posts with trail logo
Waymark
Named discs/posts with trail logo
Attributes
Challenging; Former Railway; Canal; Coastal; Moorland; River
Start
TA209479 - Hornsea, E Yorks
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Finish
SD325173 - Southport, Merseyside
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User Group
Friends of the Trans Pennine Trail
 
c/o Richard Haynes, 32 Dalebrook Court, SHEFFIELD, S10 3PQ
 
0114 230 5358

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Illustrated map guide
Trans Pennine Trail Map 1 - West: Irish Sea Yorkshire (Trans Pennine Trail Office - February 2015)
Illustrated map guide
Trans Pennine Trail Map 2 - Central: Derbyshire and Yorkshire (Trans Pennine Trail Office - February 2015)
Illustrated map guide
Trans Pennine Trail Map 3 - East: Yorkshire - North Sea (Trans Pennine Trail Office - February 2015)
Paperback
Trans Pennine Trail Official Guide (Trans Pennine Trail Office - 2017 4th edition)

Maps:

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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
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OS Landranger Active
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OS Explorer
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OS Explorer Active
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
From Path
Along Path
Self-catering
Hatfield Chapels  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
6 Km
Self-catering
2 at 109 Hull  (bookable online)
3 Km
23 Km
Self-catering
Hull Old Town Studio  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
25 Km
Self-catering
< 1 Km
25 Km
Hotels
5 Km
33 Km
B & B Accommodation
The Dairy Farm  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
65 Km
Self-catering
Apple Tree Cottages  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
66 Km
Self-catering
Rusholme Grange  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
77 Km
Self-catering
Strawberry Fields Cottages  (bookable online)
4 Km
92 Km
Other
South Newlands Farm  (bookable online)
4 Km
92 Km
Self-catering
Lund Farm Cottages  (bookable online)
4 Km
99 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
108 Km
B & B Accommodation
Parkside Guesthouse  (bookable online)
1 Km
115 Km
B & B Accommodation
Wortley Cottage Guest House  (bookable online)
4 Km
181 Km
Walkers are Welcome
5 Km
182 Km
Self-catering
The Grange  (bookable online)
3 Km
186 Km
Self-catering
Lazy Daisy's  (bookable online)
1 Km
191 Km
Self-catering
Bracken Hill  (bookable online)
1 Km
247 Km
Self-catering
Arinza Apartments  (bookable online)
4 Km
312 Km
Hostel Accommodation
5 Km
312 Km
Hostel Accommodation
5 Km
314 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