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Walks For All: Bury

Walks For All: Bury

What information is available?

Bury Council Parks & Countryside Service recognises that good access is of benefit  to all members of the community.

Bury Council has a What’s On Guide which offers some information about all events.

Within this the Ranger Service coordinates guided walks – with information about gradients and accessibility, and countryside events. Contact Bury Countryside Service Ranger Team: 0161 253 6923

Included are  3 weekly walks aimed at beginners and lasting no more than 1 hour:

Bury Council states that most parks have excellent access.  There are a total of 14 parks, 12 of which have achieved Green Flag status. See Bury Council: Parks and Recreation.

Burrs Country Park

Although not shown on the web page, an improvements scheme has been put in place to raise access standards to those recommended by the BT Access for All and The Fieldfare Trust. As a result, the areas to the East of Woodhill Road and North of the river Irwell are now accessible to most wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Burrs Country Park will have small signs to show which paths are accessible and those that aren’t.

Bury Parks & Countryside Service will continue to improve access at Burrs as an ongoing program of continual improvement as techniques and materials improve and resources become available. 

Prestwich Forest Park

The Prestwich Forest Park information leaflet and map suggests that people with mobility difficulties will probably find the valley floor of Drinkwater Park most suitable and the easiest route.

Where can I find the information on the council web site?

Go to What’s on in Bury and select Rangers from the drop down list for events.

Where can I obtain a printed leaflet?

The What's On Guide is available as a printed leaflet. It can be obtained free from Bury Tourist Information Centre, The Met, Market Street, Bury BL9 0BW. 0161 253 5111

A list of the monthly walks offered by the Ranger Service can be obtained by contacting 0161 253 6923.

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