Coastlines articles - Summer 2002

On yer Bike!
The Trans Pennine Trail

A new national route through vibrant cities, sunny seaside, timeless villages, peaceful waterways, historic market towns, dramatic Pennine moorland and coastal dunes. TPT map

Purely for Fun.....
A national coast to coast route for walking, cycling and in places, horse-riding, the Trans Pennine Trail (TPT) stretches right across the north of England from Southport and Liverpool on the west coast to Hill and Hornsea in the east, crossing the Peak District National Park in between. The Trail combines purpose built paths along old railways, canals and riverside, with quiet roads, bridle paths, footways and cycle paths. Sefton is located in a good position to explore some of this amazing route by foot, horse or bicycle. Much of the Trail in Sefton provides a flat, surfaced path, suitable for people using pushchairs, wheelchairs or anybody who likes the going easy! The Trans Pennine Trail passes through the sand dunes at Ainsdale and carries on into Southport.

.......or To Get About the Area.
Why not give the car a rest whilst here and use the TPT to travel? You can combine a walk or cycle ride with a visit to a local attraction or stop off for some well earned local refreshments!

For information on the Trans Pennine Trail, including maps, leaflets and accommodation guide, contact Tourist Information Centres or the TPT national office.

Phone: 01226 772574
Southport Tourist Information Centre, Lord Street, Southport. Tel: 01704 533333