This traffic-free route has a mostly smooth, level surface maing it suitable for wheelchair users and
people with restricted mobility, as well as families with small children and pushchairs. The
Longdendale Trail is a ssection of the Trans Pennine Trail. It runs from Hadfield (accessible by
train) to the Woodhead Tunnels: a distance of nearly 7 miles, before crossing the A628 and
climbing a steep moorland track towards the Yorkshire border at Salter’s Brook. Access points are
accessible to wheelchair and mobility scooter users, however, some gates need to be opened by a
You can get onto the Longdendale Trail at Platt Street, Hadfield and Torside Car Park.
This popular site, which is served by a bus service, overlooks Torside Reservoir with its sailing
club. Access to the Longdendale Trail is up a tarmac path, maximum gradient 1:15 (7%) or a
steeper sandgy track for cyclists and horse riders. A refreshment vehicle and room operate at
times, from which leaflets can be obtained.