New Trans Pennine Trail diversion opens – perfect for a festive walk

Major project milestone reached as new TPT route opens

Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) users are in for a festive treat, as from today we have opened our alternative route on the Trail at Dunford Bridge.

For the next four weeks, trail users will be able to enjoy a 4km circular walk that takes in the existing TPT from Dunford Bridge and loops back north of the River Don, opening up new views of the Dark Peak landscape.

We’d love for you to explore the new views and try the route for yourself.

Muhammed Ali, Senior Project Manager at National Grid, said: “The temporary circular route we have created offers the perfect option for the traditional Boxing Day or New Year’s Day walk. We’re now working with partners at the TPT office, Barnsley Council, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the Peak Park to encourage people to use the loop before we close part of it towards the end January.

“Users of the TPT will then continue to have the chance to use the diversion until later in the year when we will close it and re-open the existing TPT once the cables are buried beneath it. Views from the diversion should be particularly good during springtime with all the riverside flowers brightening up this classic Dark Peak view.”

If you have any questions, please get in touch with the VIP project team directly by calling 0330 134 0051 or sending an email to: