Burrs Country Park Caravan Club Site (REF : BCP)

Woodhill Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL8 1DA

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes

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.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Supplement per night per service pitch £3.90

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)
Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

Walking notes:

Walk into Bury town centre in 25 mins along the cycle track. Alternatively there are some interesting walks around Burrs Country Park with notices describing the local mills which were present although only the chimneys and canal system still remain.

Supermarket notes:

Tesco and Asda are both in Bury centre approx 1.5 miles. There is a Tesco Express on Brandlesholme Road.

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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Directions

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.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
BL8 1DA
GPS:
Lat 53.61054 / Lon -2.30484
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SD797129
OS map ref:
109
Handbook map ref:
G9

Transport links

  • 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

Activities

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.

Special offers just for Members

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.

Special East Lancashire Steam Railway events in 2017

Day out with Thomas 29th, 30th April and 1st May
1940’s Weekend 27th – 29th May
Neverland Express 1st June
Small Engines Weekend 3rd & 4th June
Race the Train 11th June
Summer Diesel Gala 7th – 9th July
The Princess Adventure 27th July
Neverland Express 3rd August
Day out with Thomas 5th & 6th August
School of Wizardry 10th August
The Princess Adventure 17th August
Neverland Express 24th August
Family Fun Weekend 26th – 28th August
School of Wizardry 31st August
Beer and Music Festival 8th – 10th September
Vintage Transport Gathering 10th September
Autumn Diesel Gala 23rd & 24th September
Day out with Thomas 7th & 8th October
Autumn Steam Gala 14th & 15th October
School of Wizardry 26th October
Halloween Ghost Trains 26th – 28th October
Scenic Railcar Weekend 4th & 5th November
Lancashire Weekend 18th & 19th November
Santa Specials 25th & 26th November
Santa Specials throughout December
Shopper Specials 6th, 13th & 20th December
Mince Pie Specials 26th December

Telephone: 0161 764 7790

Website: www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

 

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noise, noise and more noise

We returned to Burrs after first finding it about 4 years ago because we could only remember good things about it. What's changed? The Country Park is still an excellent facility for all ages - locals and visitors. The East Lancs Railway adds another interesting element, and there are many things to see without having to walk too far. Our extended weekend break was going as we'd expect, until we settled down for a quiet and peaceful lunch. After a few minutes, we decided to take our two-stroke oil and petrol fume smoked lunch inside to get away from the wardens and their noisy smelly boys toys, being used to trim the hedges, the grass, and to run around in the essential tractor (with accelerator pushed as far down as possible). Whilst enjoying all this noise and smell for about 3 hours, after all - we'd paid for it, so we were having it, wondered if someone would ever invent electric power tools, and even make them battery powered, no smell and a lot less noise. They could even be charged up using eco-friendly solar panels. We could even take in lots of the world's plastic waste, paint it green for astroturf and throw the tools away - but not in the oceans. When the petrol engine noise stopped, we could get back to listening to the noisy music and other goings on at the adjacent pub - all afternoon, and well into the night. Warm weather puts many campers into party and BBQ mood and although some large groups did form around and between some units, they were reasonably quiet and not disruptive - well done to them all. However, there is always the occasional noisy laughter brought on by alcohol induced hysteria, but this was brief. Why not arrange sites with 'quiet areas' and 'noisy areas' with 'don't care' in between them? Facilities - the gents' toilets seemed to be regularly blocked and overflowing, the shower cubicles are getting rather shabby and the need for a towel was reduced due to the extremely small amount of water which dribbled out of the shower heads. Hopefully, this site is on the refurbishment list - preferably, sooner than later.

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Great location

First time on this site for us couldn’t have picked a better week weather great. Friendly welcome from the staff they are keen on the rules. Toilet block is very clean but I think it’s ready for a refit, showers don’t get to the temperature that they should ( valves need checking) when you use the sink the water is red hot. The new train station is great but why isn’t there a coded gate from the site they haven’t thought of the disabled or people who can’t walk far. Great walks from the gate and wheelchair friendly. Just need to drive slow over the cobbles only common sense it’s nice how they have kept them it goes with the history of the area..
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We like Burrs as we live abroad and most of our family live around Bury so its an ideal spot to stay with a very good pub just off the site. Our only critisim of this lovely site were a couple of the wardens who seemed far too keen in chasing the holiday makers for very trivial things it was like being told off back in school. However we will visit again most probably next year.
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Half term fun

Just returned from a half term family break at the Burrs. Very good weather, lots of open grass areas to enjoy the sun. I agree with the previous reviewer with regards to "some" of the wardens. One in particular very grumpy and unhelpful. My main issue with the Burrs site is that they have extended the overall size of the site but neglected to put in a children's playground, how short sighted of the Club to do this, happy to cater for dogs but not children. Facilities reasonable good. Big improvement now that there is a train station for the East lancs railway. Great fun watching the trains go past.
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warden from hell

0 Stars The Caravan Club prides itself on family and pet friendliness. Not this place. The Wardens are terrible. I had a phone call on the Friday we were going to the site. The female warden call me to say that there had been a very bad accident on the motorways leading to the caravan park and traffic was horrendous. She then said to my amazement, that if we were stuck in traffic and got the the site later than 8pm, we would not be allowed onsite??? She told me I would have to go back home to my amazement. The club states very clearly that “If unavoidably delayed, please let the site know if you expect to arrive after 8pm”. We did manage to get to the site on time but was greeted by hundreds of posters all over the site saying don’t let your dog on the grass, dont let them toilet on the road etc. The posters were on every door in the facilities and all over the wardens caravan area. I thought the caravan club were pet friendly? Not these wardens. When you walk you dog around the site you get daggers from the wardens and staff. They dont even try to hide the fact the dont like dogs and the site. Ive been coming to this park for the best part of 10 years now and loved it. I try to be a friendly chap and am polite to all I see on the caravan park but this is just too much. I hear nothing but bad comments from the caravaners on the site about the wardens but the caravan club seem to turn a blind eye on the wardens goings on. I will be calling the caravan club up tomorrow to see what can be done about these grumpy old wardens.

Comment from the Club

Many thanks for your review and we are sorry to read that you did not enjoy your stay. The Site staff have been in touch as they work hard to ensure everyone has a wonderful time whilst saying at Burrs Country Park and would like to explain why they have taken such actions.

The Site Staff always like to let members know if there are any potential problems on the roads to help members plan their journey and avoid any disappointment. As the site does not have a late night arrival area like other Club Sites they would hate to have to turn any guest away at the gate and as such go the extra mile to inform members of any potential hold ups on the way.

Please be assured the Club welcomes dogs on site and we are pleased we can offer members dog friendly holidays. With regards to the signs, the site staff have put these up following some recent unfortunate incidents but these signs are for members information and not to discourage dogs on site.

We hope this clears up any confusion. 

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