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The Ultimate Trans Pennine Trail Guide

Written by Fiona

April 10 2017

If you are looking for a multi-day coast-to-coast route to walk or ride this summer, why not check out the Trans Pennine Trail across the north of England? A new Ultimate Trans Pennine Trail Guide will show you how.

The new guidebook comes from Richard Peace, who has written and photographed more than 20 cycling titles.

The spiral bound guide details 370 miles (595km) of available path on Trans Pennine Trail for both cyclists and walkers. Many sections are possible by horse or for wheelchair users, too.

The coast-to-coast section of 215 miles travels from Southport to Hornsea.

Richard says: “The trail is suitable for people of all ages and abilities because it has easy gradients and is traffic-free. This new guide is packed with full colour maps, trail info and photos, which makes it perfect for planning and using along the way.”

It’s clear from the guide that the Pennines boast many villages, towns, museums and other visitor attractions. There is so much detail in this small but useful book.

Taking a closer look, it is possible to walk or cycle many sections of the trail and then make the return journey by train.

Richard says: “The trail is really accessible and the train network makes it possible to walk or ride sections and then return by train.

“It’s also good for weekend or longer breaks because you can select something from the wide range of accommodation in the guide, from the simple to the stylish and the quirky to the budget friendly.

“And then there’s the ultimate challenge of a coast-to-coast walk or cycle ride stretching 215 miles (346km) from Southport to Hornsea.”

The new guide features:

  • Detailed full colour 1:75,000 mapping showing route options for cyclists, walkers and horse riders.
  • Street-level mapping for main towns and cities along the way.
  • Many colour images.
  • Route navigation notes.
  • Sleeping, eating and sightseeing suggestions cross-referenced to the mapping.

The Ultimate Trans Pennine Trail Guide is pat of the Ultimate Guide Series, which includes the bestselling Ultimate C2C Guide.

To find out more about the guide or to buy it for £9.95 see Amazon.

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