How to get to Abbey Hey away, Friday 17 February

West return to league action this Friday with a trip to Gorton for a Manchester derby under the lights. Following a few less than ideal results for Chorlton, the game is an opportunity to start a strong end to the season – and the boys need your support. If you’re planning on heading up for the 7.45pm kick off, here’s all you need to know.


Adults £5, Concessions £2.50, Children £1
Programmes £1


The Abbey Stadium, Goredale Avenue, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7HD.
0161 231 7147

By car

If you’re heading from Chorlton, the journey should take around 20 minutes by car, one of the shorter away trips for West.

From the official Abbey Hey site:

M60 to Junction 24, A57 to Manchester City Centre, through two sets of lights, after approximately 300 yards, turn left before overhead railway bridge onto Woodland Avenue, take first right, pass under railway bridge, then turn first left into Goredale Avenue.

If you’re headed from Chorlton, Google Maps suggests a very straightforward route (picture below) that is mainly driving straight down the A6010 from Morrisons into Fallowfield and beyond. See the full thing here:

In terms of Parking, the official Abbey Hey site has this to say:

Available within the stadium, immediately on entering the ground and also at the Railway End (follow path behind clubhouse). There is also a limited amount of pitch-side spaces on a first come first served basis. Please do not park in the adjoining streets.

By public transport

From Chorlton, should take about 50 minutes door to door – and a lot of that is just getting to Manchester Piccadilly to get the train. There’s a 7.15pm train to New Mills central that will get you to Ryder Brow (the nearest train station) in 7 minutes, then you’ve got a 5/10 minute walk to the ground. See the full Google Maps itinerary here:

Other ways of getting there

As suggested by twitter user @StevenOakes, you would also be able to bike there via the Fallowfield loop – but we can’t vouch for the safety of such an approach, sorry. See below for his map.

…and finally: the clubhouse

Once more, from the Abbey Hey site:

the Allan Vaughan Suite, open before, during and after the game, Bar selling range of draught and bottle beers, wines, spirits, hot food, snacks and beverages, tables and chairs, TV, toilets, pitch viewing.

Magnificent. See you there – come on West.


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