GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Debdale Park

3 miles (4.5 km)

This 130 acre park includes waterside cycling and walking trails around Lower Gorton Reservoir. The park is the start point for the traffic free Fallowfield Loop cycle route which runs along the National Cycle Network to Chorlton.
Our Audenshaw Reservoir Walk visits the park from Guide Bridge train station. It uses a section of the Ashton Canal and the Tameside Trail to visit the reservoirs and the park. It's a nice way to reach the park, particularly if you are coming by public transport.

Postcode

M18 7LJ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Debdale Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Debdale Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's an on site cafe where you can enjoy a range of refreshments after your exercise. In the warner months there's often and ice cream van too.

Dog Walking

The park is very popular with dog walkers so you'll probably meet other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The waymarked Tameside Trail passes through the park. You could pick up the path and follow it south for a couple of miles to visit the nearby Reddish Vale Country Park. The popular park includes nice trails along the River Tame, a Visitor Centre, Community Orchard and Garden, Butterfly Conservation Field and a Dipping Pond. The epic Trans Pennine Trail and the Midshires Way can also be picked up here.

Photos

Big house and barn, Debdale Park - geograph.org.uk - 1716882

Big house and barn, Debdale Park. View from the lodge gate entrance. Big house now used as an activity centre, barn used by gardening staff.

Debdale Sailing Centre - geograph.org.uk - 1743885

Debdale Sailing Centre. To the right of the sailing centre is the Bandstand Public House with its Wacky Warehouse, in the centre right in the background is the spire of Brookfied Unitarian Church. On the lake you can try a range of water based activities including dinghy sailing, kayaking andcanoeing.

Gorton Lower Reservoir - geograph.org.uk - 1333266

Gorton Lower Reservoir

Park Entrance - geograph.org.uk - 1735215

Park entrance off Debdale Lane, used by fairground trucks as can be seen by the state of the railings. The flats in the distance are in Abbey Hey.

Dog Walking in Debdale Park - geograph.org.uk - 1159175

Dog Walking in Debdale Park. The park is is well-used by dog-walkers and has several bins dotted around the site.

Setting sail - geograph.org.uk - 2485104

Setting sail

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Debdale Park.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Debdale Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)