Trans Pennine Trail

A long distance path of 208 miles in the north of England, the trail is a multi user coast to coast route for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and people with limited mobility. Beginning in Hornsea of the Yorkshire Coast, the path follows the Humber Estuary, crosses South Yorkshire and the Peak District to reach Manchester. Parkways and canal towpaths are utilised to cross the city and beyond to Warrington and on to the edge of Liverpool before the route swings north-west to finish at Southport on the Lancashire coast. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Hornsea
Grid Ref: TA209479
Finish: Southport
Distance: 208 miles (334 km)
Walk time: 90-105 hours
Days: 15-20
Climbing: 2,054 metres

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: 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).

Useful Links:
Trans Pennine Trail Organisation
Long Distance Walkers Association

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