The Trans Pennine Trail

Trans_pennine Trail LogoThe 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:

The Penistone Section of the Trail

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

Upper Don Trail

Trans Pennine Trail Sign

Dunford Bridge Car Park:

SE 158024
Link to NCN 68 (Holmfirth); Pub; Rocky's Western Adventure Riding Trail

Cote Bank Bridge:

SE187027 (via track)
Langsett - Youth Hostel; Pub; Cafe

Hazlehead Bridge:

Flouch Thai Restaurant SE198015 (via road)
Hazlehead Hall Farm Shop

Bullhouse Bridge:

Bullhouse Chapel 1692 (Sun. Service only)
Bullhouse Hall Flower Barn

Millhouse, Shore Hall Lane:

Royd Moor - Viewpoint (SE215042) Windmills
(1.3mls (2km) uphill)

Thurlstone, Leapings Lane:

Pubs- Food and Drink; Heritage Walk

Penistone Recreation Ground:

Pubs and Cafes; Shops; Market; Paramount Cinema; Station; Heritage Trail

Penistone Church:


Penistone Railway Station:



Willow Bridge (Packhorse Bridge); Pub

Thurgoland, Cote Lane:

Wortley Top Forge (Sunday); Pubs (N and S)

Cote Green Car Park:

Pennine Equine; Wortley Top Forge

Dove Valley Trail

Trans Pennine Trail Sign, Willow Bridge, Oxspring

Oxspring, Coates Lane:

Wentworth Castle (via Bird Lane 3.5 miles)

Silkstone Common, Nabs Lane:

Pubs; Silkstone Church 2 mls; Cawthorne 4.5mls; Cannon Hall 5.5 mls.

Silkstone Common, Moor End:

Huskar Memorial, Nab's