Burrs Country Park

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked November 2020.  Everything OK.
  • The Lamppost cafe is now open for takeaway drinks and cakes, check their current opening times 0161 7634778.
  • Country Park course is complete.
  • Activity Centre course is complete.
  • The footbridge next to IF is broken and cordoned off – please be careful and approach IF from the South.
  • NB.  Country Park controls are all identified by letters and have symbols/shapes as answers.  Activity Centre controls are all identified by numbers and have letters as answers.   As the courses overlap, it is possible to be confused, sorry !
  • All controls on both courses are equipped with plaques displaying MOBO QR codes (check out the Smartphones page).
  • Orienteering map details

  • Burrs Country Park – A4 portrait, Scale 1:4000. Last updated 2020.
  • Burrs Activity Centre – A4 landscape, Scale 1:2500. Last updated 2020.
  • Start/Finish

  • The Start for Country Park courses is on a noticeboard just North of the Activity Centre. The Activity Centre N start is on a brick wall to the West, and the S start on the South side of the bridge round the corner to the SouthEast.
    Map detail showing Car Park, Activity Centre, Country Park Start, and Activity Centre N and S starts

    Map detail showing Car Park, Activity Centre, Country Park Start, and Activity Centre N and S starts. The pub is in the hatching to the North of the Activity Centre.

    BurrsAC NStart

    Burrs Activity Centre N Start

    BurrsAC SStart

    Burrs Activity Centre S Start

  • How to get a map

  • Burrs Country Park waterproof print£1.00

  • Burrs Country Park PDF£1.00

  • Burrs Activity Centre waterproof print£0.75

  • Burrs Activity Centre PDF£0.75

  • (Country Park only) Bury Tourist Information Centre – Tel: 0161 253 5111  E-mail: touristinformation@bury.gov.uk
  • Burrs Activity Centre – Tel:  0161 764 9649
  • Or buy any map from Get a Map
  • Or order any map by post by downloading the Map order form
  • Park Facilities

  • K Car Parks   d Toilets   Cafe  Picnic areas
  • Toilets only available in Cafe or pub
  • The new cafe is now open every day except Monday and Tuesday, a bit upmarket from the Activity Centre days: Lamppost Cafe
  • Brown Cow pub is close by, offering food and facilities.
  • Directions

  • From W side of Bury town centre, follow B6214 towards Ramsbottom from A58. After 400 metres fork R on to Woodhill Road and follow to end. Park is signed from A58.
  • OS Grid Reference: SD 799 127. Postcode (Activity Centre) BL8 1DA

Under and over!


Sitting on history..


Rainy day aqueduct


  • Course Maintenance

  • Maintained by GMOA.
  • Postwatchers, please click here to submit your report.