Other attractions/things to see and do

Burrs Country Park
• Outdoor pursuits Playground
• Industrial archaeology
• Picnic tables
• Caravan Club site
• Campsite
• Fishing Burrs

Burrs Activity Centre Website:

For more information about Burrs Country Park:


Visitor centre and cafe
(open weekends and school holidays)

The Brown Cow Inn
Lower Woodhill Road, Burrs, Bury, BL8 1DA
Tel: 01617643386

Car Parking

Burrs Country Park, Free car parking on site 


Traveline North West
Tel: 0871 200 22 33



East Lancashire Railway

Cycling in Greater Manchester

Events along the Trail

Bacup Natural History Society/Museum

The Bacup Natural History Society was formed in 1878 and the work of the society is continued today by a group of volunteers. 

The Museum contains collections of domestic, industrial, religious and military artefacts. There is so much to be seen that only a visit can adequately describe it. The Library has a collection of around 2000 books and copies of Bacup newspapers dating from 1863. 

Maps of Bacup are also available for research. A collection of some 4000 photographs of 'old' Bacup and its mills, houses, farms, churches etc are filed in the library. 

Opening Times 

The Museum is open to the public on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm and Easter Saturdays 10am-3.30pm. 

Contact : Ken Bowden 01706 873042 


Burrs Activity Centre, Café & Bunkhouse

Burrs Activity Centre is situated in the award winning Burrs Country Park close to the centre of Bury, with the river Irwell, the East Lancashire railway, a newly developed Caravan Club site with 80 pitches, the Brown Cow Public House, a Heritage Trail and the activity centre, all on site, it really is worth a visit.

Burrs Cafe is open to the public from 11.00 to 4.30 during weekends for hot and cold snacks, hot and cold drinks, cakes, chocolate bars, crisps, ice creams. Why not try Burys famous Black Pudding when visiting the cafe. All the food is freshly prepared.

The top floor of the Activity Centre hosts Burrs Bunkhouse, this comprises five bunk rooms with a split of beds as follows. 2, 4, 6, 10 and 12. The Bunkhouse is centrally heated and has a fully equipped kitchen with all cutlery, crockery and pans, and there is a constant supply of hot water Between the bedrooms and the kitchen we have a large function room with tables and chairs. We provide pillows and pillow cases plus a bottom sheet all you need is either a sleeping bag or duvet. There are toilets upstairs and hot showers available on the ground floor of the Activity Centre.

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