Gorton and Abbey Hey
The One Manchester guide to all things Gorton and Abbey Hey!
Home of the world famous Gorton Monastery, the area in east Manchester stretches from Openshaw in the north to Longsight in the south.
Active community: the annual Gorton parade
Debdale carnival and parade provide a glimpse into the wide range of groups and activities in the area.
Crowd-puller: The Bobs rollercoaster at Belle Vue, 1968
In previous centuries the world-famous Belle Vue Zoological gardens drew the crowds. More recently the area is known as home to the award-winning Gorton Monastery (in background) and training ground for budding Olympians at the City of Manchester Institute of Gymnastics.
This part of east Manchester is rich with locally-led gardening projects (see below to find out more).
Home of The Monastery, Manchester
Once listed among the world’s 100 most endangered sites, alongside the Taj Mahal.
Famous Gortonian: Nicky Butt is from Gorton
The former Manchester United and England footballer attended Wright Robinson Sport College.
Local community groups and organisations
Here's a few of the community groups and organisations that are active in Gorton & Abbey Hey. If you want us to include your group on this page, just complete the form at the bottom of this page.
Situated in Debdale Park and overlooking the beautiful Gorton reservoir, Debdale Eco Centre is one of the few eco-centres in Manchester focusing on organic gardening. They offer training, volunteering opportunities, and consultancy advice & guidance.
Gorton Visual Arts has been creating artwork in and around Gorton and Manchester since 2006. They meet once a week at the Aviary Community Rooms in Debdale Park. The group is made up of 18 local residents and Lead Artist Ian McKay. Find out more by visiting https://gortonvisualarts.wordpress.com/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The aim of the Day Care Centre is to provide a professional service in a friendly environment, with proper respect for each client’s health and welfare. The objective is to help each client to socialise, participate in activities and have access to services such as Chiropody, hairdressing and opticians. The Gorton Day Centre is situated on Mount Road, Gorton and is a friendly place which gives people the opportunity to socialise and try new activities.
For more information visit: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/manchester/our-services/day-care/gorton-day-centre/
A place to find out news from the events committee about the great things continuing to take place in Gorton and from local people who are organising events in their own neighbourhoods in the area. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/gortonevents/
The mission of Gorton Growing Together is to "help the community members of both Abbey Hey and Gorton areas who wish to get involved in a green initiative that nourishes not only their body it also helps educate their minds as well and hopefully helps them to either get or stay active."
Fore more information, visit http://gtngrwing2getha.wixsite.com/gtngrwing2getha
Gorton Heritage Trail has been designed to promote and conserve the heritage and wildlife of Gore Brook Valley. It lies mainly within the Gore Brook Conservation area. There are eight listed buildings and other places of interest along the trail. The trail runs through what is still a surprisingly rural and environmentally diverse area; it has a meadow area along Gore Brook and a Butterfly Garden which give an ecological dimension to the trail. Find out more at: http://www.gortonheritagetrail.btck.co.uk/
Gardening hints and tips, guides, news, events and more from the site near to Gorton Reservoir Find out more at http://www.ghs.btck.co.uk/
The Oasis centre's mission is 'To provide the unconditional love, care and support required to enable people in the community to overcome the deprivation around them, and to live peaceful, productive and fulfilled lives. We provide an essential 'first rung on the ladder' for those who are hardest to reach; people whose lives are characterised by crisis, loneliness and despair. We enable people to address the often complex issues behind their immediate needs, with compassion and respect." For more information, visit http://www.oasisgorton.org
Gorton Community Grocer
Join your local community grocer for food, toiletries and household essentials at reduced prices.