About Cannock Chase

Cannock Chase is a great place to get outdoors and discover.  

The Chase holds the largest area of heathland in the Midlands, cherished and protected as a conservation landscape with rare wildlife. There are old oak woodlands, shady pine forests, viewpoints, rivers and canals to enjoy.
Cannock chase is an incredibly important landscape and has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). These ensure that the are is protected in the interest of conserving and enhancing the areas natural beauty, as well as protecting the habitats and species that live there. 

The Chase can be explored by walkers of all abilities, all year round. There are short, family walks and a range of easy to follow trails from visitor hubs/centres. For the more energetic, there are a number of long-distance trails. From children taking their first trip out on their bike, through to cross-country mountain bikers wanting to test their skills, Cannock Chase Forest offers great opportunities for cycling on purpose-built trails.  

Our network of bridleways also offers some of the most extensive and picturesque horse riding in England.  

There really is something for everyone here with children’s play areas, the Gruffalo trail, Go Ape treetop adventure, Segway courses, orienteering and dog activity trails.