Burrs Country Park Caravan Club Site (REF : BCP)
Woodhill Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 1DAView on map
Why stay here ...
Previously an historic mill, Burrs Country Park Club Site has much to offer the whole family - from relaxing river and countryside walks to contemporary art, and with the nostalgic East Lancashire Steam Railway passing by. The caravan site also gives you easy access to the beautiful country park situated just north of Bury town centre, and is handy for trips into Manchester using the direct tramlink. The city of Manchester, just half an hour away by Tramlink, is a perfect base for big football matches, concerts and events, not to mention the extensive retail therapy options that Manchester has to offer. The Bury Tramlink station is just a 25 minute walk or short bus journey away.
Burrs Country Park Club Site is based around the River Irwell and the remains of two cotton mills - Higher Woodhill Mill and Burrs Mill. Extensive development of the mill has left interesting archaeological remains and water courses in the area. Travelling north and east of Bury, you will find picturesque countryside with numerous small towns and villages, with industrial heritage to explore.
Burrs Country Park Railway Station has now opened and is the East Lancashire Railway's newest station, just a 5 minute stroll from our site. Find out more about the exclusive member offer. To take advantage of any special member benefits on offer, your signed membership card must be presented.
Leave M66 at junction 2 onto A58 (signposted Bury) then follow brown signs to East Lancs Railway. Continue on A58 (signposted Bury). Pass Bury Market on right and at traffic lights (with Bury Town Hall and Registry Office on left) continue downhill on A58 and follow signposts to Bolton, Ramsbottom. At traffic lights (Toyota garage on left) keep in right hand lane and follow signposts to Tottington, Ramsbottom and brown signposts to Burrs Country Park. Keep in the same lane through next 2 sets of traffic lights; 300 yards past office building turn right into Woodhill Road (brown signpost to Burrs Country Park Club Site). Follow the road to end, onto cobbles and over bridge into site. A double barrier system is manned until 20:00. Please arrive beforehand and if delayed, phone the site before 20:00.
- BL8 1DA
- Lat 53.61054 / Lon -2.30484
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- Bus stop within 1 mile
- Buses go to: Bury and Ramsbottom
- Car hire on site
- Daily public Transport within 1 mile
- Nearest port: Liverpool (40 miles)
- Nearest train station: Bury Metrolink
- Train station within 5 miles
Two for the price of one with a 'Freedom of the Line' ticket
Board one of the East Lancashire Railway's heritage steam and diesel trains and begin your journey back to yesteryear soaking up the beautiful Irwell Valley with its rolling green hills and charming villages as you go. The East Lancashire Railway provides a truly unique journey along a twelve mile route through the beautiful Lancashire landscape.
One person travels free when accompanied by a 'Freedom of the Line' ticket holder. Not valid on event days. Tickets must be used at the same time, lowest priced ticket is free. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Telephone: 0161 764 7790
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Our first visit to Burrs Country Park was about five years ago so we knew what to expect. Since that visit there has been a degree of upgrading with all pitches now on hardstandings which suits us. Included in that upgrading was I understand more service pitches. Of more interest to me as a motorhomer was the new open grill motorhome waste point. I did notice several longer motorhomes had to still lift the drain covers as they could not position their drain taps over the grill because of a fence at the back of the service point. I didn't quite understand the previous comments about the toilet block as it seemed perfectly up to standard and access was via a keypad which should prevent none visitors getting in? If you go to this site at the weekend don't be surprised to find some noise because of either the Brown Cow pub or events in the Country Park but it all adds to the atmosphere. It was good to see the new station on the steam railway with almost direct access from the site. I understand the Club helped finance this so well done the Club. Still an hourly bus service into Bury from near the site.
Have heard so much about this site so decided to give it ago.. yes lovely location steam train a bonus ... Bury market brilliant Millatry museum really good ,but my what a state the site is ,we have been on many site done the Scottish tour but never seen the grass on any of them as long as it is here and so many pitches with weeds on in some places nearly up to the red/white number pegs looks until kept. ,
Comment from the Club:
Thank you for your review. The site staff have been in touch as they work hard to ensure the site is well maintained for members to enjoy the site. They are aware the grass is rather long but unfortunately there has been nothing but rain for the last 2 weeks. As such they have not been able to get onto the grass to cut it as it is just too wet and would only be ripped out of the ground leaving bare muddy patches. However please be assured as soon as the weather improves the site will be maintained to the usual high standard.
Site contact details
- 0161 761 0489