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Campaigns for the Chase

Campaigns for the Chase

Cannock Chase is a special place, it is the smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and the largest open green space in the Midlands.

In the heart of the Chase is just under 5 square miles of heathland and ancient woodland which has the highest protective designation of Special Area of Conservation (SAC) because of it’s internationally important, yet fragile habitats.

Around a million people live within 9 miles of the Chase and understandably love to visit and enjoy the wildlife, open spaces and views.  The SAC partnership work with schools and communities as well as with landowners and partners on the Chase to ensure that visitors can have a wonderful time with the lowest possible impact on it’s sensitive and fragile habitats.

Small individual acts can make a huge collective difference to the precious habitats of the Chase.  There is lots you can do as a visitor to help please see the campaigns below to see what can be done.

Bird Nesting Season

Not all birds nest in trees. Click to find out why these ground nesters are so sensitive to our footprints, tyres, paws and hooves...


Dog Mess

If you don't own a dog, or even if you do, no one likes to step in poo! Also, dog mess makes the grass grow tall, but that's no good for heather at all - learn more on the issue...


Be Deer Aware

The deer of the Chase are wild animals that aren't owned by anyone. Learn more about road safety and what you should do if you encounter any...


Littering is Trashy!

Littering and plastic waste is a massive issue for the Chase as well as the planet. Read more on the issue and what you can do to help...


Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation Partnership

An Internationally Important Landscape in the Heart of Cannock Chase

  • Stafford Borough Council
  • Cannock Chase Council
  • Lichfield District Council
  • South Staffordshire Council
  • East Staffordshire Borough Council
  • City of Wolverhampton Council
    • Forestry England
    • National Trust