- Facilities, Clubs and Attractions
- A Brief Introduction to Burrs Country Park
- Friends of Burrs Country Park
- Green Flag Award
- History and Industrial Heritage
Burrs Country Park, Woodhill Road (bottom end), Bury, BL8 1DA. Grid Ref: (E) 379577, (N) 412738. Area: 36 hectares. Search for events in parks Apply to use Burrs Country Park for an event Report a problem with a parkPlaygroundPicnic tablesCampsiteFree car 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 been awarded a Green Flag. 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. There is 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.
The Friends of Burrs group is a collection of local residents and park users who are passionate about Burrs Country Park. The group carries out fundraising, practical park improvement projects including a gardening club, balsam bashing and litter picking.
Burrs Country Park has retained a Green Flag Awardsince 2005. The national Green Flag Award scheme recognises excellence in greenspace management and measures criteria such as cleanliness, maintenance, sustainability, community involvement, heritage, nature conservation, health, safety, security and overall management.
Burrs Country Park is overlooked by Castlesteads, a raised area where a settlement was established in pre-Roman times. Burrs is one of Bury's earliest industrial sites notable for its use of water and its association with the Peel Family. Although many of the buildings which once made up the two mill communities at Burrs and Higher Woodhill have now gone, enough remains to give an interesting insight into manufacturing technology and life in the early nineteenth century. The earliest surviving building at Burrs is the Brown Cow Public House, which was built as a farm in 1752 before the Industrial Revolution took hold in Lancashire. In 1792 the well established group of entrepreneurs, Peel, Howarth and Yates built a water powered spinning mill at Burrs along with a manager's house, smithy, workers' cottages and ash pit. Higher Woodhill Mill was built at the same time for Richard Calrow who also engaged in the processing of cotton. Initially the mills were powered by water from the ri...
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Burrs Country Park covers a 36 hectare (86 acre) site located on the banks of the River Irwell, 1.5 km (1 ml) north west of Bury, Greater Manchester. It was acquired by Bury Metropolitan Borough Council in 1986 and transformed from a derelict industrial site into a modern country park.
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Burrs Country Park is a beautiful country park located just a mile outside Bury town centre. The park, which holds a Green Flag Award, is a great place to visit and, with the River Irwell meandering through, tan ideal spot for riverside walks, fishing or nature watching.
Burrs Country Park is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Bury, Greater Manchester, England that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and bird watching. Length 2.1 miElevation gain 334 ftRoute type Loop Kid friendly Walking Bird watching River Wildlife
Burrs Country Park lies on the outskirts of Bury and holds the prestigious Green Flag Award. The 36 hectare park features a wide variety of landscapes (woodland, wetland, ponds, open space etc.) and offers good opportunities for walking, picnicking and bird watching. Weir at the northern end of Burrs Country Park
Burrs Country Park lies on the River Irwell covering an area of 36 hectares of scenic countryside, one mile north of Bury town centre. Burrs has been awarded a Green Flag. Burrs features a wide variety of different wildlife habitats – woodland, open space, wetland, ponds and waterways.
Cross the road and go into Burrs Close where on the right you will see a footpath signposted to Burrs Country Park. This path runs along behind housing, the land falling away steeply to the left down to the river.
Burrs Country Park Club Site is based around the River Irwell and the remains of two cotton mills - Higher Woodhill Mill and Burrs Mill. Extensive development of the mill has left interesting archaeological remains and water courses in the area.