Another successful year for Cannock Chase AONB

27 July 2020

2019/20 was another busy and successful year for the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership. Our latest Annual Review has just been published. It highlights some of our many achievements to conserve and enhance the natural beauty of Cannock Chase, and balance our responsibility to look after its precious ecology whilst at … Read More

Respect the countryside and each other

19 June 2020

With warm weather forecast for Father’s Day weekend Staffordshire residents are being urged to respect the countryside and each other. Until recent colder, damper weather discouraged some visitors, parks, lakes and rural places open to the public have been very busy as people allowed outdoors to exercise once more flocked outdoors following lockdown. But Staffordshire … Read More

Thinking of visiting?

13 May 2020

Following the Government’s updated guidance on exercising and staying safe during the Covid-19 pandemic, car parks on Cannock Chase are beginning to re-open. Information is being constantly updated, so for the latest details on which car parks and facilities are open and what you may be asked to do during your visit, you are advised … Read More

Staying inspired – Cannock Chase brought to you!

21 April 2020

The lockdown is continuing and the Government is asking us to stay indoors a bit longer to save lives and protect the NHS. To help you enjoy nature from your own homes, we thought we would bring the sights and sounds of Spring on Cannock Chase to you! We asked one local resident living on … Read More

Staying inspired

9 April 2020

Our normal lives may be on hold for the time being, but there are ways you can bring nature into your homes or learn about the environment. Here are some suggestions to help you keep up your spirits during the lockdown. Staying in touch with nature Staying in touch with nature during the coronavirus lockdown … Read More

COVID-19 (coronavirus) – UPDATE

24 March 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – 24 March UPDATE Following yesterday’s government announcement, it is clear that the best thing to do right now is to STAY AT HOME to limit the spread of coronavirus. Heading to a beauty spot like Cannock Chase is not essential travel, and local amenities will be closed. So please ignore all previous … Read More

COVID-19 (coronavirus) – UPDATE

18 March 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – UPDATE 18 March 2020 Contacting us In accordance with latest Government guidance the Cannock Chase AONB team is working remotely for the foreseeable future. If you would like to contact us please email the relevant team member directly. Alternatively, email us at cannockchase@staffordshire.gov.uk. We will respond to you as soon as we … Read More

Great War Hut – Temporary Closure

17 March 2020

To protect visitors and volunteers from the risk of exposure to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the Great War Hut at Marquis Drive Visitor Centre is temporarily closed from today (17 March 2020). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We are closely monitoring the situation, and will re-open as soon as it is safe to do … Read More

Managing Cannock Chase – Update

11 March 2020

Over the last few years Staffordshire County Council, working with RSPB and Natural England, has been discussing and developing options for managing open habitats on Cannock Chase. The options included types of management that have been used for many years on the Chase, such as cutting and controlled burning of heather, cutting and spot treating … Read More