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Vote today for Trans Pennine Trail

[Friday 22 September 2006]

ANYONE interested in attracting extra funding for one of Yorkshire's most ambitious outdoor projects - the Trans Pennine Trail - has until 6 pm today, Friday, Sept 22, to cast a vote in a national competition organised by the National Lottery.

trans pennine trail
Trans Pennine Trail

The TPT, as regular users have dubbed it, runs from east to west across the county, but is not so well known at the north-south Pennine Way. Despite that, it is still used by some 700,000 walkers, cyclists and horse riders a year.

Reaching from the North Sea to Liverpool Bay, it passes through the heart of what was once the industrial hub of Northern England with spurs running north to York, Leeds and Southport (see map).

It was opened in 2001, with a lottery grant of £6.4 million, and has won the Yorkshire and Humber regional vote for more lottery funding. To hit the jackpot in this weekend's competition, it must secure more votes than a drop-in coffee bar for deprived youngsters or a development project in Portsmouth Harbour.

Your views:

  • I know it may be pointing out the obvious, but there's a great big gas main going in this direction. wouldn't it be simpler, and lets be honest, far cheaper to stick the TPT on top of this? - after all there's one big swathe of land already cut up for this and the infrastructure's already there, cant we stick the cyle path or whatever on top of this?

    Ian Black - Horton


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