Burrs Country Park

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  • Course Status

  • Last checked September 2021.  Almost all controls on both courses here are present and accessible, though be aware that over the summer some can be hidden by undergrowth, however … IF has gone missing; 15 is losing the battle with undergrowth; 22 is at the gate to a frequently-used overflow car park so take care
    The cafe and pub are now open more frequently and the East Lancs Railway stops at the Burrs Halt.
    The footbridge close to IF (Country Park course) is awkward to use, consider approaching from the other direction.
    The field with controls 21, 22 and 23 on the Activity Centre course is now used as an overflow carpark on busy days. 21 and 23 can be reached without crossing the parking area but we recommend not visiting 22 if the carpark is in use. Everything OK.
  • 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 were set up in 2016 with plaques displaying MOBO QR codes, so that scanning the QR code with your smartphone is recorded on the MOBO web site Take-up of this idea has been disappointing, and over time the condition of a few of the plaques has degraded so they may well not scan any more. We have decided not to spend effort maintaining a full MOBO capability, but you are welcome to have a go and see how much works for you (for full details of how to get going, check out our MOBO 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

  • Or buy any map from Get a Map
  • Park Facilities

  • K Car Parks   d Toilets   Cafe   z Playground   X Picnic areas
  • Toilets only available in Cafe or pub
  • The new Lamppost cafe is now open every day except Monday and Tuesday.
  • 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, supported by Bury Council.
  • Postwatchers, please click here to submit your report.