The Trans Pennine Trail is coast to coast route across Northern England. Unlike some coast to coast routes which are designed for just walkers or just cyclists this is a multi-purpose route for walkers, for cyclists and for horse riders. Linking the North and Irish seas the Trans Pennine Trail crosses the Pennines, follows alongside some of the rivers and canals of Northern England and through some of the most historic towns and cities in the North of England too. The Trans Pennine Trail is mapped and signed all the way, mainly traffic free and is surprisingly level considering the dramatic scenery along the way. Easy gradients and surfaced paths make many sections suitable for families, gentle exercise and even for people using wheelchairs and pushchairs. The Trans Pennine Trail has an ongoing mission to cater for as many abilities as is practicable. (Note: The download files are for an east to west crossing. However, the trail can be walked in either direction).