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Encyclopedia > Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail is a long distance path in England, running largely along disused railway lines and canal towpaths, entirely on surface paths and only gentle gradients. As such, it is a very easy trail, and is suitable for cyclists, pushchairs and wheelchair users.


The trail starts at Southport, then heads south through the suburbs of Liverpool, through Widnes, Warrington, Stockport and Hadfield. It then crosses the Peak District, heading up the Longdendale valley, then down through Dunford Bridge and Penistone, Doncaster, Selby, Hessle, Hull and Hornsea.


One branch leads to Sheffield, the Rother Valley Country Park and Chesterfield, another to Wakefield and Leeds, and a third from Selby to York.


The cross-continent European walking route E8 uses a stretch of the trail from Hull to near the Welsh border to cross England.


External links

The official Trans Pennine Trail website (http://www.transpenninetrail.org.uk/)


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Trans Pennine Trail home page (572 words)
Trans Pennine Trail Officer Les Ford and Chair of the Project received the Award from Linda Barker at a special BBC 1 programme 'Everyone's a Winner', to celebrate National Lottery Day on Saturday 23 September.
The TPT is an exciting new route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders that links the North and Irish seas.
Finally the fact that the TPT exists at all is down to the hard work and joint collaboration of many organisations and individuals.
Longdendale Trail (74 words)
The Longdendale Trail is a Long-distance trail that runs a distance of approximately 6.5 miles (10.4Km) from Hadfield[?], Derbyshire to Woodhead Tunnel[?].
The route follows the line of the former Manchester to Sheffield railway and has shallow gradients and a smooth surface that make the it popular with families and cyclists.
The Longdendale Trail forms part of the longer Trans Pennine Trail[?] that runs from coast to coast across the UK (Liverpool to Hull).
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