Burrs Country Park


Peel Tower and Holcombe Hill

The views from the top of the Peel Tower are worth the hike up the hill. Climb the 148 steps and be rewarded with incredible views of Ramsbottom and the surrounding area. On a clear day, it’s even possible to see as far as Manchester, Cheshire and North Wales. Download our walking trail which takes in the sights of Peel Tower, Holcombe Moor and Ramsbottom.

Nearest postcode: BL8 4NR

Burrs Country Park

Located just a mile outside of Bury Town Centre, this walk is easily accessible and a great option for families too. The East Lancashire Railway runs along the edge of the park, and in January a new station was opened to link the popular heritage railway directly with Burrs Country Park. The River Irwell also meanders through, allowing thrill seekers to participate in kayaking, raft building and climbing – all of which are available at Burrs Activity Centre (pre-booking required). Burrs is also home to some of the most impressive works on the Irwell Sculpture Trail which runs from Salford to the West Pennine Moors – offering a long walk for those looking for something a little more challenging.

Nearest postcode: BL8 1DA       

Hawkshaw and Affetside

A fairly demanding, but extremely pleasant walk through moorland edge scenery and fields and a few pubs perfect for pit stops along the way. The northern most part of the route is occasionally closed for miliatary training purposes, so you may wish to ring 01204 882991 to check before setting out.

Nearest postcode: BL0 9RY

Nuttall Park

With well-maintained footways, Nuttall Park is perfectly accessible for those in wheelchairs and families with pushchairs. Also lying on the Irwell Sculpture Trail, a well-marked trail runs along one side of the park, following the banks of the River Irwell. For those feeling extra energetic, a track runs around the perimeter of the park and is popular with dog walkers, joggers and walkers.

Nearest postcode: BL0 9LU

Prestwich Forest Park

Boasting over 500 acres of woodland and open space, Prestwich Forest Park certainly has plenty to explore. Consisting of Philips Park, Drinkwater Park, Waterdale and Prestwich Clough, it’s possible to plan a walk however long or short required. For those who prefer two wheels, Philips Park is located at the western end of Prestwich Forest and contains an excellent mountain bike track.

Nearest postcode: M45 7EZ

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