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.


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

Cannock Chase Walks


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.
Other features in the park include:-
> Segway Tours: for those looking for a unique way to explore the park, there are Segway tours available, which take visitors on a guided tour of the park's highlights.
> The Cannock Chase Museum - The museum provides an insight into the history and ecology of the area, and the role the park played in the First and Second World Wars.
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.
Just a couple of miles to the south you'll find the Hednesford Hills. It's an interesting place for a walk with heathland trails, apopular stock carrace track and the Museum of Cannock Chase where you can learn all about the mining history of the area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Staffordshire Walks page.


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Cannock Chase Country Park. The park includes an excellent adventure playground featuring a zip-line, a climbing wall, and other play structures.

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Footpath Through Cannock Chase Country Park. Other park highlights include the Gruffalo Spotters Trail, which is a self-guided trail that follows the story of The Gruffalo, with interactive sculptures and play areas along the way.

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

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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

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View From Car Park, Brindley Bottom

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Lovely Heather in early September

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Fishing on Fairoak Lakes

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Picnic Place. 'Built' by Hungarian Youth in 1987.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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