The north-south companion to the Trans-Pennine Trail's main east-west route. Canal paths and rail trails are the TPT's bread and butter - in some cases, even long-lost canals where the towpath is still rideable. Like the main TPT, it's rather "bitty" in places but does its best to keep you away from traffic. The scenery is surprisingly rural in places, particularly from Barnsley to Wakefield and along the lower Calder Valley. The final miles are country roads into Ripon, including an enjoyable passage through the grounds of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.