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Proud to Protect

Unique & Nationally Important

Cannock Chase is a very unique landscape
and everyone needs to know just how special it really is.

It has an impressively long list of legal designations that protect it.
Awarded for it’s; habitats, species, archaeology, landscape, geology and much more.

Many of the plants and wildlife that reside here are rare and therefore extremely sensitive.
This means certain behaviours and actions can greatly benefit the ecosystems,
however some behaviours cause unintentional but significant harm.

We encourage you to become a Champion for the Chase…
click around this space, become familiar with the Cannock Chase Code for instance,
and learn what it truly means to be Proud to Protect!

Also of interest

Cannock Chase Code

Learn the 3 elements which define Cannock Chase as a landscape and the 6 principles that teach all how to be Proud to Protect.



Each habitat is unique; from the soil, to the wildlife that lives there and for that reason it’s important to be able to identify each landscape.



A haven for wildlife, Cannock Chase is home to many species - all of which have a vital importance to the ecosystem.


Heritage & History

Cannock Chase has so much history, it's hard to believe. See the different ways this land has been used by people in the past.

Underfoot and Untouched


Have a look through the latest campaigns for the Chase, as we raise awareness to it’s rare habitats and wildlife.

What's Going On?

Cannock Chase SAC Partnership

  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Stafford Borough Council
  • Cannock Chase Council
  • Lichfield District Council
  • South Staffordshire Council
  • East Staffordshire Borough Council
  • City of Wolverhampton Council
  • Natural England
  • Forestry England
  • National Trust
  • RSPB
  • Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
  • Cannock Chase AONB