We are pleased to launch the first Destination Access Guide for Cannock Chase National Landscape. The purpose of the guide is to give visitors more information on accessible leisure activities that can be visited if you have a disability, require assistance with access, or a parent and guardian with small children and a buggy. Helping everyone to be able to plan, easily explore and have a great day out.
The guide is available as a download here and has information on the accessible facilities available at 21 different locations including each of the visitor centres and cafes such as the Cannock Chase Visitor Centre, Cannock Chase Forest Centre and The Wolseley Centre which all make ideal starting points for your visit. Shugborough Estate and other attractions, trails, nature reserves and car parks are included too. Each entry in the guide includes sensory information, what you can touch, see, smell and hear on a visit.
For use alongside the guide are 6 videos that have been produced for some of our shorter, popular walking trails from 1 to 2.25 miles long which provide a taste of the Chase.
Part of the project included supporting Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles to purchase an additional 8 inclusive, adaptive bikes that are available for disability groups to use from Cannock Chase Visitor Centre.
Councillor Victoria Wilson, Chair of the Cannock Chase National Landscape Partnership added: The development of an Access guide for the National Landscape has been an amazing achievement and we look forward to welcoming new visitors as well as helping others discover different areas that they may not have thought of going to before.
Access Guide can be downloaded here.
The trail videos can be found here.
Images of inclusive bike users Rob Clarke and Sophie Goode.