GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cannock Chase Country Park

6 miles (10 km)

This huge country park has 3000 acres of cycling and walking trails to explore. The route starts at the park cycle hire centre and takes you to Brindley Heath on woodland trails before returning to the start point. Cannock Chase is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a large variety of wildlife including 800 fallow deer. The park is located just a few miles from Stafford.
Several long distance, waymarked trails run through the area including the Two Saints Way, Heart of England Way and the Sabrina Way. These trails are a great way to extend your walking in the area. If you head a short distance east from the park you can visit Milford Common where there's some nice trails through grassland and woodland to try.
The Open Street Map below shows many of the cycle trails and walking trails you can try. The ones marked in blue are the mtb trails and include the Twist and Shout, Rock N' Rollers, and the Stegosaurus. The Cross Chase Walk is also shown heading south west from the visitor centre through the forest.

Postcode

WS15 2UQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cannock Chase Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cannock Chase Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Cannock Chase

Pubs/Cafes

The Barley Mow pub is located right next to Milford Common. It's ideally situated for some post walk refreshments. There's a good menu and an outdoor seating area for warmer days. You can find it at 28 Main Road with a postcode of ST17 0UW for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

As you'd imagine the miles of wide forest paths are ideal for dog walking. The park also includes a dog activity trail which you can find on Pingle Slade on the Lady Hill Trail.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Birches Valley area is located just a few miles south east of the park. The site includes a visitor centre, car park, walking paths, mountain bike trails, a Go Ape adventure park and a series of delightful tranquil pools.
The Penkridge Walk visits the park from the nearby market town. It's a nice way of visiting the site from the town, following the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal and the Staffordshire Way past the old Teddesley Hall Park to the site. The town is also worth exploring with a Grade I listed medieval church, the Penkridge Viaduct and the Old Market Square to see. Gailey Reservoir, the home of South Staffordshire Sailing Club, is located just to the south of the town.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Staffordshire Walks page.

Photos

Cannock Chase Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 794838

Cannock Chase Country Park

Footpath Through Cannock Chase Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 794826

Footpath Through Cannock Chase Country Park

Footpath Through Cannock Chase Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 794820

Waterside path running along the pond next to the Enterprise Centre.

Cannock Chase Visitor Centre - geograph.org.uk - 240585

The Visitor Centre and Cafe at Marquis Drive in Cannock Chase Country Park is the starting point of various self-guided walking and family cycling routes, including special routes for disabled people. The Centre features the industrial heritage and flora and fauna of the Chase

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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