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Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail is a route for walkers, cyclists and horse riders linking from coast to coast between Southport and Hornsea. 

The main route is 215 miles long but there is also a 75 mile, north-south route which connects Leeds to Barnsley and forms part of the National Cycle Network.

The Trans Penine Trail in Leeds

Within Leeds, the Trail starts near to the city centre by the Royal Armouries and follows a green corridor along the banks of the River Aire and Aire-Calder Navigation for 7 miles to the village of Mickletown. Here a short (2 mile) on- road section leads through the historic village of Methley before the trail picks up a disused mineral railway line path leading into Wakefield district.

Along the way, there is plenty of wildlife to see along the river and canal sides, including kingfishers, cormorants and terns. Thwaite Mills Industrial Museum is on the route and as well as canal boats and locks. 

Rothwell and St. Aidan’s Country Parks are also to be enjoyed along the trail.   
Further information

For further information and to obtain a map of the full Trans Penine Trail, visit the official Trans Penine Trail website via the external links section of this page.  

To get a map of the route through Leeds use the contact us tab on this page or call 0113 395 7400 and ask to speak to the Public Rights of Way team.