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Each is Unique

Each habitat is completely unique, from the soil to the wildlife that lives there and for that reason it’s important to be able to identify each landscape. Due to their differences, each location responds differently to how people visit and use the area.

If we wanted to be specific, there would be 1000’s of habitats that make up the Chase, but broadly speaking we can boil it down to a few.



Find out why heathland is the most sensitive habitat we have and why it needs help.

Ancient Woodland

Cannock Chase was once a royal hunting forest, not necessarily a dense woodland but an area of trees and open areas perfect for the hunting of deer and possibly wild boar.

Plantation Forest

Learn about the life cycle of the trees that are grown to be cut down.