The Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) is the first long distance multi-user trail in the UK. It stretches 215 miles (346km), from Southport on the west coast to Hornsea on the east, taking in the Peak District National Park and linking the cities of Liverpool, Manchester and Hull.
It is part of the National Cycle Network (NCN) and is signed by the white number 62 in a red box.
It is a trail for those who want to walk and cycle and many miles are also available for horse riders. Easy gradients and surfaced paths along disused railways make much of the route suitable for wheelchair users.
For more information about the Trans Pennine Trail visit the official website: www.transpenninetrail.org.uk
The Trail in the Penistone District has sections of the path with their own local names such as Upper Don Trail, Dove Valley Trail and Timberland Trail but they are all part of the coast to coast route.
At Oxspring travellers have a choice of two routes, one leading directly east along the Dove Valley Trail to Silkstone Common, Stainbrough and Worsbrough, with links to Wakefield and Leeds. The other continues south through the Thurgoland Tunnel to Finkle Street, where there is a choice of two routes.
One goes via the Timberland Trail to Wortley, Tankersley and Elsecar before joining the Dove Valley Trail again, and the other travels south through Wharncliffe Woods to Sheffield. The following list is of some of the places and things to see along the Trail in the Penistone District, working from west to east.
Ordnance Survey Grid References are given for each of the Trail entrance/exit points
Link to NCN 68 (Holmfirth); Pub; Rocky's Western Adventure Riding Trail
SE187027 (via track)
Langsett - Youth Hostel; Pub; Cafe
Flouch Thai Restaurant SE198015 (via road)
Hazlehead Hall Farm Shop
Bullhouse Chapel 1692 (Sun. Service only)
Bullhouse Hall Flower Barn
Royd Moor - Viewpoint (SE215042) Windmills
(1.3mls (2km) uphill)
Pubs- Food and Drink; Heritage Walk
Pubs and Cafes; Shops; Market; Paramount Cinema; Station; Heritage Trail
Willow Bridge (Packhorse Bridge); Pub
Wortley Top Forge (Sunday); Pubs (N and S)
Pennine Equine; Wortley Top Forge
Wentworth Castle (via Bird Lane 3.5 miles)
Pubs; Silkstone Church 2 mls; Cawthorne 4.5mls; Cannon Hall 5.5 mls.
Huskar Memorial, Nab's