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Exploring the lovely countryside of Lancashire

Just five miles from the bustling Manchester city centre is the town of Denton, situated within the well-known Peak District. An hour train ride to Edale Station will get you to the scenic Kinder Scout National Nature Reserve which has some memorable and famous walking trails. This is a breath-taking location for hiking and there are places to eat within Edale and Kinder Scout.

Visit the Donkey Sanctuary

Nearby to Denton is the Donkey Sanctuary's Manchester location. This charity based organisation work with local schools, providing assisted therapy for children with additional needs. You will meet a lovely team of well cared for donkeys and the kids get to focus on caring for animals which has a great educational benefit. The Donkey Sanctuary Manchester is open to the public and has a gift shop & car park.

Step back in time in the Portland Wharf

Re-opened after a major refurbishment in March 1999, the Portland Basin Museum examines and recreates life during the 1920s. Enjoy watching narrow boats mooring in the Canal and exploring the various museum exhibits that exist within the former Ashton Canal Warehouse. Admission is free and you can relax at the Bridge View Cafe after your visit. If you are planning on staying Near Denton try our Travelodge Ashton Under Lyne hotel.