Burrs Country Park

Burrs Country Park, Bury: Address, Burrs Country Park Reviews: 5/5

Burrs Country Park
5
About
The park is a great place to visit, lying on the River Irwell one mile from Bury town centre. It's an ideal spot for a range of activities including walking, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching as well as picnicing. The East Lancs Railway runs through the park with steam trains stopping at Burrs Halt. Part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail is in the park with 4 of it's sculptures on display. Burrs contains several architectural remains from it's industrial past. There is a pub and a café in the park, and a children's playground at the gates. Please respect the code and take all litter home with you. The car parks get very busy at peak times so please use public transport if possible. Neither camping nor barbeques are allowed within the park. Fishing is by licence only. Please contact the Ramsbottom Angling Club
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Popular mentions

5.0
51 reviews
Excellent
44
Very good
6
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
0

Paula Constantine
Bolton, UK7 contributions
Great Country Park
May 2021 • Couples
Fantastic Country Park .Loved the sensory garden and positivity tree .So much to see and do .Finished off with a cold drink at the pub which played fab music and had great service .We will be returning this week with a family member as a first time visit .Can’t wait to return Thanks again x
Written May 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

anniemxLeigh
Leigh40 contributions
Heaven on my doorstep
Apr 2021 • Family
Can't believe I have never visited before and not that far from home.
Parking was foc and sufficient.
Large area of open grass where you can picnic.
Cafe and ice cream on site, take away only atm due to current restrictions.
Following the river irwell was mindblowing, being able to sit alongside the river with children paddling very safely in the shallow water.
CANNOT wait to visit again; would highly recommend.
Written April 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your positive feedback :) Be careful of the river though - the current can be very deceptive. We have had children get into difficulties and had to be rescued :(
Written April 5, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

StephenH H
Manchester, UK91 contributions
Park in a reclaimed industrial site
Oct 2020
the travel restrictions mean we should get to know local places again.

Burrs Park was an industrial complex for well over 100 years, progressing from water mill to steam, fed by the river Irwell which winds through the site

Once the industry went away it was converted to a park, although it still has a dam, a short canal, and a steam railway going through it.

Great place for a walk, with lots of wildlife now.
Written November 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

scaniaman 45
Liverpool, UK10 contributions
caravan club site
Jun 2019
not really far from where we live burrs park but we have never been before, what a lovely place , the caravan site we stayed at, and a station to jump on the steam trains from Bury to Rawtenstall, we where in heaven, but it was nice weather ?
Written January 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Janni61
Gold Coast, Australia5 contributions
Countryside on the edge of town
Mar 2019
Have enjoyed Burrs country park every time we visit Bury to see family and friends. Lovely walks and welcoming coffee shop.
Written January 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sandbarker9
Chorley, UK13 contributions
Nice place to visit.
Jan 2020 • Couples
Burrs is a fantastic place for families and pets. It has so much of interest and only a mile from Bury centre. It's a bit of a mud bath at present with all the wet weather, but that's just a plus as far as my 2 mud magnet dogs are concerned
Written January 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Meryl B
Shrewsbury, UK268 contributions
Wide open space
Dec 2019 • Family
Great for dog walking, great for the kind kids to run wild and let off steam. There is a great kids park, the paths are good although can be very muddy in wet weather. It's worth a visit!!
Written December 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pigwig
15 contributions
Lovely place to walk
Oct 2019
Doesn't matter what season you go it is always interesting. We walk the dog at Burrs, up to the waterfall then back down between the canal and the river, finishing up at the Lamppost cafe.
Written October 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alan B
Sheffield, UK99 contributions
Gorgeous Burrs Country Park
Oct 2019
This is our 5th visited to the park in our caravan and we absolutely love it. The East Lancashire steam railway runs behind the site so you can watch the trains go by in comfort. You can also catch the train to Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall at the station close to the caravan site. There are lots of lovely walks from the site and you can walk into Bury town centre, which is only 2 miles away, via off road lanes. Burrs Country Park has plenty of activities to join in and there is also the Brown Cow public house at it’s entrance.
Written October 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Biscuit989
Bury, UK78 contributions
Added interest to a pleasant walk
Oct 2019
Enjoyed looking at the remains of industrial architectureal heritage on display in the park (part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail). Some of the paths in the park were rather waterlogged so stout boots or wellies a must on what was a very pleasant autumnal day.
Written October 9, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 51
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing