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Burrs Country Park

Wildflower meadow at Burrs Country Park

Location

Burrs Country Park, Woodhill Road (bottom end), Bury

Grid Ref: (E) 379577, (N) 412738
Area: 36 hectares

A brief introduction to Burrs Country Park

Burrs Country Park lies on the River Irwell covering an area of 36 hectares of scenic countryside, one mile north west of Bury town centre. Burrs has again been awarded Green Flag accreditation for 2007/08.

Burrs features a wide variety of different wildlife habitats - woodland, open space, wetland, ponds and waterways. The park is a great place to visit, an ideal spot for a range of activities including walking, fishing, picnicking, bird watching and nature study. For the more adventurous there is an assortment of outdoor pursuits available at Burrs Activity Centre and there is also a Caravan Club site which can accommodate 80 pitches for caravans and tents. The park owes part of its existence to Bury's industrial past, many remnants of which still exist today.

Access

By Metrolink and bus: the Metrolink and buses stop at Bury Interchange, buses 475 and 477 run to Burrs (not Sundays). Travel information is available from GMPTE's website.

By car: Follow the brown Burrs Country Park signs from Bury Bridge (A58).

By bicycle: Burrs is signposted on National Cycle Route 6 and Bury Tourist Information Centre can recommend cycle routes throughout Bury. Ask for the "Bike rides around Bury" leaflet.

East Lancashire Railway: For train times phone 0161 764 7790 or visit their website.

Facilities

  • Outdoor pursuits
  • Playground
  • Industrial archaeology
  • Picnic tables
  • Visitor centre and cafe (open weekends and school holidays)
  • Caravan Club site
  • Campsite
  • Fishing
  • Free car park

For more information about these facilities use the links on the left-hand side of this web page. 

Burrs Country Park leaflet

The Burrs Country Park leaflet includes information on the Irwell Sculpture Trail, Activity Centre, wildlife, fishing, industrial heritage and a map.