Master. Wayne Edwards
Black Belt Academy
1-7 Albert Hill Street
Tel: 0161 445 7733
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Didsbury Black Belt Academy
1-7 Albert Hill St, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2RF
Reception tel: + 44 (0) 161 445 7733
Distance from Manchester city centre: 5 miles/8km
The Didsbury campus is located a quarter mile south of Didsbury village on the A5145 and five miles south of Manchester City Centre. GMPTE's Journey Planner is a useful website for local travel information.
Trains run from Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations to East Didsbury station. From East Didsbury station walk west along Wilmslow Road (towards Didsbury Village and Manchester City Centre, away from Tesco supermarket) for a quarter of a mile. The campus entrance is on the right.
Frequent bus services (the 42, 42A, 142, X57) operate from the city centre (from Piccadilly Gardens via Oxford Road train station) to the Didsbury Centre. Ask for the Didsbury Police Station which faces Albert Hill Street.
Services 23, 23A & 370 also stop near the station. Check the GMPTE website for details.
From the M56, south of Manchester, keep in left hand lane at Junction 3 following sign for Didsbury. Leave at Junction 1 (signposted Manchester city centre and Didsbury) and merge onto A34 (Kingsway). Branch left onto A5145 (sign posted Didsbury).
From the M60, north and east of Manchester, leave the M60 at Junction 1 (Stockport West), take the A5145 for Didsbury and continue straight for 2 miles (3km). At the traffic lights at the junction with the A34 (Tesco ahead on the right) continue straight over following the A5145 to Didsbury and turn right at the T-junction. The centre is on the right after half a mile (1.6 km).
From the M602, west of Manchester, proceed to the end of the M602, join the A57(M) (Mancunian Way) and follow the road from the Mancunian Way round to the left to join the dual carriageway (Upper Brook Street), continue for 2 miles (3km) to the roundabout and take the first exit for A34. Immediately take the second exit at the second roundabout onto the A34 (sign posted Congleton, Wilmslow) and after a further 2 miles (3km) turn right at the traffic signals (by Tesco) onto the A5145 (sign posted Didsbury). At the T-junction turn right, continue for half a mile (1.6 km) and the centre is on the right.
Input the post code M20 6RF into your satellite navigation system to get to the Didsbury centre.
Parking can be found on Albert hill street and surrounding streets.