Top places to go rural (without going too far from Manchester)Creative Tourist
When people have children you often hear them talk about “getting out of the city,” but that doesn’t have to mean shifting heaven and earth to get there. There are plenty of rural delights within (and around) the boundaries of Greater Manchester. Only a few miles from the city, but a world away from it in just about every other respect. So, here’s our guide to our favourite local destinations for a rural (ish) escape, from water parks to national trust properties with some wild swimming thrown in for good measure.