Gorton Monastery and Debdale Outdoor Centre are high on our list of some of the best things to do near Gorton, Manchester. 

Gorton has experienced a period of urban regeneration in recent times. The world-famous Gorton Monastery underwent a £6million restoration programme and alongside regular open days offers an exciting programme of events, activities and performances.

Offering outdoor capers and watersports aplenty, Debdale Outdoor Centre is close by too. Dinghy sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, kayaking and climbing are just a few of the activities on offer – so if those giddy kippers have got energy to burn – this centre is for you.

Alternatively, Debdale Park and its extensive 45 acres is ideal for a relaxing stroll.

Speed freaks should check out Belle Vue Speedway, home of the Belle Vue Aces. The motorcycling season runs from March to September. Exhilarating stuff.

A group of people in canoes at Debdale Outdoor Centre
Debdale Outdoor Centre

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