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Cannock Chase Forest Centre

Cannock Chase Forest is one of the best value family day's out that the Midlands has to offer. With a children's play area, woodland walks and running routes to suit all ages and abilities, and the best family and mountain biking trails in the region, you will not be stuck for something to do. If you don't have bikes you can hire them, bring a picnic or choose lunch at the café and come rain or shine you will all go home having had a fantastic forest adventure.

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Highlights of Cannock Chase Forest Centre

Running Trails

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Whether you've just bought your first pair of trainers or have thousands of miles under foot, choose from a number of waymarked running routes that range from 3km to 10km and explore this stunning forest.

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Running Trails

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Whether you've just bought your first pair of trainers or have thousands of miles under foot, choose from a number of waymarked running routes that range from 3km to 10km and explore this stunning forest.

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Shared Use/Walking Trails

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From a gentle stroll around the Ladyhill Trail with lots to see and do, to longer walks around the picturesque Fairoak or Sherbrook valleys, there's a great day out for everyone.

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Shared Use/Walking Trails

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From a gentle stroll around the Ladyhill Trail with lots to see and do, to longer walks around the picturesque Fairoak or Sherbrook valleys, there's a great day out for everyone.

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Concert and Event Area

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Our concert field is the perfect place to run about, have a picnic, host an event or come and join us for one of our Forest Live events!

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Concert and Event Area

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Our concert field is the perfect place to run about, have a picnic, host an event or come and join us for one of our Forest Live events!

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Childrens Acitvity Trail

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Zog activity trail at Cannock Chase. Follow the trail markers through the woods to find familiar characters from the story, collect stars, and complete interesting challenges along the way. Pick up your activity pack for from the Grounds Café.

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Childrens Acitvity Trail

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Zog activity trail at Cannock Chase. Follow the trail markers through the woods to find familiar characters from the story, collect stars, and complete interesting challenges along the way. Pick up your activity pack for from the Grounds Café.

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Ranger in a Bag/ Learning Opportunities

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A themed self-led resource that comes in a handy rucksack, perfect for teachers or groups wanting to explore more about the forest! Classrooms and outdoor education area are also available for hire.

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Ranger in a Bag/ Learning Opportunities

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A themed self-led resource that comes in a handy rucksack, perfect for teachers or groups wanting to explore more about the forest! Classrooms and outdoor education area are also available for hire.

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Dog Activity Trail

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Try your dog’s ability at activities such as fetching, weaving and jumping. This exciting challenge is a great way to keep you and your dog fit and healthy with lots of fun!

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Dog Activity Trail

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Try your dog’s ability at activities such as fetching, weaving and jumping. This exciting challenge is a great way to keep you and your dog fit and healthy with lots of fun!

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Cycling and Mountain Bike Trails

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Cannock Chase offers a fantastic opportunity for natural cycling. From relaxing family rides through picturesque valleys to the dedicated single-track of Follow the Dog and the Monkey Trail, there is a great day out for everyone.

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Cycling and Mountain Bike Trails

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Cannock Chase offers a fantastic opportunity for natural cycling. From relaxing family rides through picturesque valleys to the dedicated single-track of Follow the Dog and the Monkey Trail, there is a great day out for everyone.

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Childrens Play Area

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Scramble, slide and swing your way around our play area. Venture along our walking trail to enter a fairytale of your own; keep a lookout for our three bears chairs, fairy trees and Gruffalo sculpture.

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Childrens Play Area

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Scramble, slide and swing your way around our play area. Venture along our walking trail to enter a fairytale of your own; keep a lookout for our three bears chairs, fairy trees and Gruffalo sculpture.

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Information

About Cannock Chase Forest Centre

For more information on; opening times, parking, events and facilities etc. visit the website for Cannock Chase Forest Centre and Forestry England by hitting the button below. 

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On-site Facilities

  • Car Park (Pay & Display) icon Car Park (Pay & Display)
  • Children's Play Area icon Children's Play Area
  • Disabled Access icon Disabled Access
  • Dogs Welcome icon Dogs Welcome
  • Food & Drink icon Food & Drink
  • Picnic & BBQ Area icon Picnic & BBQ Area
  • Pushchair Friendly Paths icon Pushchair Friendly Paths
  • Toilets icon Toilets