Burrs Country Park

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked June 2020.  Everything OK, but the undergrowth is well under way. 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.