Star Count 2021: count the stars and help to save them

3 February 2021

This February the AONB, together with the countryside charity CPRE, are inviting everyone to take part in Star Count 2021, a fun and easy way to enjoy the wonders of the universe. Dark starry skies are a magical sight, but glare from streetlights and buildings can mean that many of us don’t get to see … Read More

COVID-19 information

6 January 2021

Following the new national lockdown in England announced on Monday 4 January 2021, there are some changes to the government guidelines which are relevant to anyone wishing to visit Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) at this time. The updated guidance includes the following information: You can only leave your home to exercise, … Read More

Cannock Chase AONB funding now available!

9 July 2020

Do you have a project in mind that will make a difference to the landscape, wildlife, heritage and communities of Cannock Chase? Community groups, schools, organisations and individuals could be eligible for a grant of up to £3,000 from Cannock Chase AONB’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF). The fund is provided by Defra, and you will … Read More

Second round of AONB grants available

24 October 2019

Cannock Chase AONB Partnership is inviting community groups, businesses, farmers and individuals to apply for funding for projects that will benefit the AONB. If you have an idea for a project which will bring environmental, economic, social or educational benefits to the communities within Cannock Chase AONB we want to hear from you. A second … Read More

Cannock Chase AONB welcomes findings of Designated Landscapes Review

4 October 2019

The 168-page review of England’s National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty by Julian Glover published on 26 September, wants “our national landscapes to work together with big ambitions so they are happier, healthier, greener, more beautiful and open to everyone”. Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is one of 34 AONBs in … Read More

Successful deer deterrent scheme expanded

27 September 2019

A successful scheme designed to prevent accidents involving deer by keeping them away from the road is being expanded. The pilot scheme, which is in place along the A513 near Shugborough, is activated by car headlights and use sounds and lights to stop animals from approaching. In its first year of usage, it saw a … Read More

End of the lines at Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

16 September 2019

The views around Marquis Drive Visitor Centre and at Shugborough Estate on Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are getting better! During this autumn and winter approximately 3.5 kilometres of overhead electricity lines from White House to Moors Gorse are being removed and placed underground as part of an ongoing £2.3 million initiative by … Read More