Be surrounded by beauty on the Trans Pennine Trail

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

The Trans Pennine Trail follows scenic routes through spectacular countryside – it’s the perfect day out for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

An imaginative and innovative attraction, the fully accessible and traffic-free Trans Pennine Trail is over 215 miles (346 km) long, with numerous spurs adding to the length of trails to explore. It’ss the first designated multi-use route in Britain. Take to the trail on foot, bike or horseback to explore beautiful countryside, villages, castles, abbeys, historic bridges, canals, wooded valleys and rugged hills across the North of England. 

The main east-west and north-south routes meet in Barnsley. From here, you can access fantastic attractions such as the pretty market town of Penistone and historic Elsecar Village. Get your culture fix in Barnsley too, with the Cooper Gallery and fantastic Civic theatre.

From canal towpaths to old railway lines, rural cafés and communities, each part of the trail offers a new experience to enjoy.

Barnsley is in Northern England, 2 hours 35 minutes north of London by train.

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