Longdendale Trail

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.