Bury Countryside Service


Bury Countryside Service

The Bury Metro Countryside Service is responsible for 46 countryside sites, covering over 1100 hectares throughout Bury.  It consists of a Countryside Officer, Technical Officer, a 3 man Estate Team and 3 Countryside Rangers.

We are responsible for areas such as Burrs Country Park, Prestwich Forest Park, the Outwood Trail, Springwater Park and, along with the Local Nature Reserves Officer, Bury’s 4 Local Nature Reserves.

The Rangers are involved in many different aspects of the countryside.  These include leading volunteers doing practical work, education activities and small and large scale events.  For further information see the contact details below.

Be part of the Action

The Countryside Rangers are ably assisted by the Volunteer Ranger Service who work across the Boroughs of Bury, Bolton and Salford to improve, conserve and promote a wide variety of countryside area.  It is open to anyone aged over 18 years and all we ask is a minimum commitment of one taskday a month.  As a volunteer you can become involved in a diverse range of activities including practical work (such as fence construction, footpath work, tree thinning and planting and habitat management), patrolling of sites and assisting with events and open days.  Qualified volunteers undergo a short training programme including countryside law, basic navigation, first aid and dealing with incidents and emergencies.  There is also a less formal volunteering route which requires no training.  For further information or an application pack ring 0161-253-7984 or e-mail

Contact Information

Bury Countryside Service

Tel: 0161 253 7984