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Address: Woodhill Road, Bury BL8 1DA, England
Phone Number: 0161 764 9649
9:15 am - 5:15 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:15 am - 5:15 pm

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Part of a hidden treat a mile or so north of central Bury

The activity centre is part of the Burrs Country Park a mile or so north of central Bury. Now located in restored stone factory buildings it provides kayaking, orienteering and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The activity centre is part of the Burrs Country Park a mile or so north of central Bury. Now located in restored stone factory buildings it provides kayaking, orienteering and wall climbing facilities, with a bunkhouse accommodation. Walking the Irwell Sculpture Trail from above Bacup to the Manchester Ship Canal in Salford I came across this hidden gem as part... More 

Thank StaffordSteve49
Mold, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

its a very nice venue, bunk beds full catering available in house. They have a little cafe for light lunches and about 25yards away there is the Brown Cow pub, good food and beer and no driving

Thank ceejay01Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Lots to see and lots for the kids to do, from canoeing to climbing the wall, and there is a pub there which serves good food

Thank Philip H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Made the most of the late summer sunshine with a afternoon at Burrs. Lovely walk with stunning scenery for us all to enjoy and a park for the kids to run around on after the walk , All finished off with a nice pint in the brown cow whist the kids palyed football and on the climbing frames

Thank Jonson07
Bury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Lovely down at the burrs nice walks brown cow pub nIce to sit outside in summer nice food .great if you love the outdoors nice caravan and camping site close to bury town centre were you will find the great out door market.

Thank Denise A
Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Went to Burrs Country Park not knowing anything about the place. Easy parking and well signed to see where you are. paths are easy to follow and wide and great for people with families and those with wheelchairs. Following the river Irwell you wind through the park and everything is well kept and clean. great place for walkers and dog... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My first visit and what a lovely place to walk around and enjoy somewhere unspoilt. We had a pleasant walk around the park and my grandson enjoyed riding his bike, feeding the ducks and having a picnic, picnic benches available. A little disappointed at the lack of public toilets and though the little cafe was open, it had a very... More 

Thank TaH14
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely walk round Burrs with family and my 20 month old daughter. It's a beautiful country park and very clean. It's also nice to read the information points and learn what used to be there in the past. Lovely place, can't believe it's almost on my doorstep and I have never been before. Will return soon!

Thank Danielle Claire P
manchester uk
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Walked to Burrs Country Park during first week of June. On arrival there were a group of kids having a go at the climbing wall. Went into the activity centre - the café was closed. The portable toilets were closed. The pub was OK, we wanted to go there anyway and it was full of notices about toilets being for... More 

Thank Neilmcc
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is the first visit to Burrs and I was pleasently surprised. We went to the Lost Carnival. This was a very popular event and was busy. The organisation was impressive. We were marshalled into the cordoned off parking. Then walked down to the show. Arrived at 17:00 and stayed until around 21:45. The whole thing was ℅-ordinated to perfection... More 

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