Contact us


Our phone lines are currently open between 10 a.m. – 12.00 noon each day.

For any non urgent enquiries, please email us at: and we will get back to you as soon as possible, so please bear with us.

We are doing everything we can to protect our Staff and prioritise the welfare of our animals and we are all getting stuck in to make sure this happens. Our dedicated Staff are truly remarkable and are doing a magnificent job – we couldn’t ask for more.

Thank you to all of our amazing supporters. Please take care of yourselves and others and we wish everyone good health

Once we are able to open again, we will introduce a booking system initially for Visitors. Details will be published on this website and on our social media when this becomes possible.

There may be a small charge for visitors.

Once we are able to open our Cafe in line with COVID restrictions, we will again publicise this on this website and social media.

Our Cafe provides a delicious range of home cooked food, sandwiches, snacks, cakes and hot and cold drinks.

How to Find us

Post: Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary
Bury Old Road

Tel: 01706 822577


From Rochdale

Take the A680 Edenfield Road (colloquially known as ‘Old Betts’).  Follow through Norden towards Edenfield.  Upon entering the village of Turn, take Bleakholt Road on the left. Follow this single track lane to the T junction at the end.  You will see the sanctuary opposite the junction. Turn right then second left into the car park.

From Bury/Manchester

Take the M66 North, exit at junction 1.  Turn right at the traffic lights at the end of the slip road (A56). Follow through one set of traffic lights, keep on this road until you reach a mini roundabout in Edenfield village.  Take the second exit signposted Rochdale and follow for about half a mile until you see a speed camera on the right.  Bury Old Road is immediately after the camera on the right.  The sanctuary is a few hundred yards along this road, again on your right.

From Haslingden

Take the B5267 from the A56 or A680 at the Woolpack roundabout.  Follow to junction with Burnley road, keep straight on into Market Street.  At the mini roundabout bear left onto the A680 Rochdale Road.  Bury Old Road is half a mile along on the right, immediately after the speed camera.

From Ramsbottom

From Bridge Street in Ramsbottom (the main street), head down over the level crossing.  As the road bends to the right take the road on the left (Peel Brow).  At the T junction at the top of the road turn left – this is the A56 Bury New Road. Continue to the mini roundabout in Edenfield, take the second exit A680 sign posted Rochdale.  After about half a mile you will see a speed camera on the right, Bury Old Road is immediately after the camera on the right.  We are half a mile along on the right.