Trans Pennine Trail in Trafford
The Trans Pennine Trail is a national route stretching across Northern England. Starting in Southport on the West Coast, the trail goes through Liverpool, Warrington and Manchester, all the way to Hull and Hornsea on the East Coast. It also links Leeds, York, Barnsley, Sheffield, Chesterfield and Doncaster, totalling 350 miles of signed route.
The idea for the trail originated in Barnsley to make use of the many disused railway lines there.
It was designed for use by walkers and cyclists, with many miles also being made available to horse riders and those with wheelchairs or pushchairs.
The Trail is part of the National Cycleway Network (called 'Route 62'). It also makes up part of the E8 long distance trail through Europe, linking Cork on the West Coast of Ireland, through the ports of Liverpool and Hull, to Istanbul in Turkey!
The trail enters Trafford as it follows the route of the River Mersey alongside Turn Moss Playing Fields and Stretford Meadows, and runs all the way through Dunham Massey to leave Trafford in Lymm. You can view a handy map for families on the Trans Pennine Trail website.
The section of the trail passing through Trafford is open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders. It is requested that users show consideration for each other and do not leave litter or damage the path.
Use of motorbikes on the off-road sections of the Trans Pennine Trail is strictly forbidden.