There is so much to see, hear and experience in Manchester that it is impossible to run out of things to do. Yet, granted, sometimes it can all become a little too much and a healthy dose of open skies and fresh country air is required to clear those clogged brain cells.
Consider it done. A short train ride northwards will take you to the Lake District, while heading east brings you to the Peak District. Whether hiking, camping, or even just picnicking, you will discover that these national parks are coveted beauty spots and the blooming landscape, panoramic views and abundance of wildlife will make it hard to believe that Manchester is virtually round the corner.
Furthermore, Manchester is connected by train and bus to most major cities in the UK and getting around could not be easier. Less than an hour away from cultural centres Leeds and Liverpool, and a super-slick two hours and eight minutes from London Euston, it would not be hyperbole to dub Manchester 'the centre of everywhere'.