Burrs Country Park Caravan Club Site

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 - making caravanning in Lancashire a great choice for the discerning holidaymaker. 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.

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog area on site
  • 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

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Walking notes:

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

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

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
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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.

Telephone: 0161 764 7790

Website: www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

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Post Lockdown Visit

Arrived Sunday after the mad rush on re-opening day. All well organised. Check - in via office because we had vouchers. Only one customer in office at a time, screens at the desk, easy process for recording and destroying vouchers. On finding a pitch, returned to office for key fob which had been sterilised and staff explained the toilet block access system. Only 2 allowed in at a time controlled by ‘swimming pool’ type rubber bands. These are in a small, Milton filled, container outside the toilet block. If there are no bands then that should indicate the 2 spots inside are filled and you should wait outside. Doesn’t always work though because some were forgetting and walking in anyway and others weren’t returning the bands. If 2 people are having a shower and someone else wants the toilet they are in for a long wait - we used our own facilities. Hand gel dispenser outside office and toilets but none at the service points so take your own. Very enjoyable couple of days and very glad to be back. The Brown Cow at the side has a large and popular beer garden and the landlord has erected a very large marquee type structure. Tables available for booking inside for food - no ‘drinks only’ until food service has stopped and when we were there the pub closed at 9pm.
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Arrived late on Friday

We arrived late Friday pm 11-15 December 2019, terrible weather & traffic over the M62 and phoned ahead to apologise, the staff were very helpful and understanding, they stayed a bit later while we groped around in the wind rain and DARK! so we could let them know our pitch details. The facilities were excellent, the standard you would expect. Access to Bury market is very good walk, bus or train in summer. Wifi for free is weak and distance a real choker, but it is a very small glass with lots of straws in it and open to hacking so I don't us it, just have my data topped up on my phone so I don't have to blame the site for no internet access. A great position and the pub on site is excellent with wholesome well priced food. Even in mid December a good clean standard even in atrocious weather, puddles? really?

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lovely site despite the weather

stayed here over the weekend lovely site but some pitches need renovating just fresh stones on the only draw back is front barrier fob system on opposite side and when there only person you have to jump out the car fob it an jump back in before barrier closed very warm welcome from the wardens
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Choose your pitch wisely

Arrived just before 12 and was warmly greeted by the Warden. Looked around the site and as others have mentioned many of the pitches looked 'tired', however it could be seen that many had been refurbished also. These 'tired' pitches during the weekend became prone to puddles, although it has to be said the weather two weeks previous had been dreadful. Found a newly laid pitch and set up. Facilities were good and clean, and tried a walk round the country park, must be nice in the dry weather. Went to the Brown Cow in the evening, and had a nice meal at a nice price, Good to see a busy pub. Walked into Bury, about 35m to the Market and the Transport museum, and on the way back stopped in the coffee shop, again very well kept and good service. Only down side is WiFi. As a Silver site I expected to be be able to join and read emails etc, however couldn't get a signal. We were right on the edge of the site next to the railway line, and found I could only get a signal by the toilet block and towards the shop.When mentioned to the warden I was told 'it maybe because of high usage'. Now I'm no expert , but I thought that as a Silver site this shouldnt be an issue. Am now wondering if we should have bought the years CMC subscription!
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No gravel!

We love this site and use it a lot for weekend breaks, as it’s only an hour from home. It’s great for our dog as it’s next to Burrs Country Park-so plenty of space to walk her. The Brown Cow pub next to the site has lovely food and wine is only £10 for any bottle. It’s about 30 mins walk to Bury market where you can buy the famous Bury black pudding and sausages. Our only grump is the standard pitches. Unless you book a fully serviced pitch you are lucky to have a pitch with gravel on it. We’ve noticed over the past 12 months the pitches gradually being depleted of gravel and over grown with clumps of grass and weeds. Especially the pitches to the left of the site close to the dog walking area. Our pitch was particularly bad this time as we arrived in the dark and didn’t notice how poor it was until the morning. It was just mud and puddles as it had rained during the night. I haven’t come across any other club sites where the pitches are so poorly maintained.

Response from the Club:

Many thanks for your review and we are so pleased that you love to stay at this site. Thank you also for your feedback regarding the gravel on pitches. We are pleased to advise we are working through topping up pitches for this season and work is due to start this week, weather dependent. 

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Site contact details

Telephone:
0161 761 0489

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Site information

This Club campsite will open from 4 July 2020 and will be adapted to the new social distancing and safety requirements set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities.

Please Note: For information on events that take place throughout the year within the neighbouring Country Park visit Bury Council Website.