Cannock Chase Forest

Cannock Chase Forest

Whether you visit Cannock Chase to relax with the birds singing around you, live the adventure while camping, or enjoy quality time with your children, this is the place where some of your best memories will be created.

Wondering why the forest is called Cannock Chase?

Because back in 1290, it became the Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield's 'Chase' - meaning the forest belonged to the bishop himself and not the Crown. Quite a nice back garden, don't you think?

Keeping your dog fit and healthy

Wake up early to enjoy the beautiful morning and the gorgeous sunrise with your happy little pup.

The rich earthy scent of the woodland will surround you as you throw a stick for your dog to catch.

Watch them bound over branches and dig through the soil as they have a wonderful time at Cannock Chase Dog Activity Trail.

They'll be trying out magnificent challenges to keep them entertained for hours.

A bike route for everyone

Get your adrenaline pumping as you discover the popular cycle trails.

Try out the red-graded Cross Country (XC) trail if you're feeling brave, or the new blue-grade trail if you're looking for something a little more gentle.

Choose the right bike for you from Cannock Chase Cycle Centre before hiring it for the day.

You can even pick up a map of the entire site before hitting the cycle pathways so you know exactly where you're headed.

Whether you're a novice or an experienced rider, you can take your time as there are different levels of bike pathways for different abilities.

Creating a magical day for the children

Get your exploring hat on when you follow the trail to find the Gruffalo.

The kids will be jumping around with excitement as they grab their kit from the Visitor Welcome Point and prepare for their adventure.

Use your activity leaflet with the help of the Gruffalo Spotter 2 app to make learning outdoors even more fun.

Gruffalo fans will love seeing their favourite characters come to life right before their eyes.

We're sure you'll be heading home with plenty of wonderful snaps from your day of adventures at Cannock Chase Forest.

Forest Lodge,
Birches Valley,
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Cafe, Toilets, Paid parking