5km running route
The 5km route follows the Fairoak trail past the Fairoak pools and continues on the uphill Sherbrook Trail.
There's a short but testing incline before getting into the wider forest with more challenging terrain underfoot, including loose stone, mud and puddles.
This route takes in views of heathland habitats important for nightjars and woodlarks.
Cannock Chase Forest, Birches Valley, Rugeley, WS15 2UQ
Follow the pink markers.
3.1 miles (5 km)