Activities at Cannock Chase Forest

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Activities at Cannock Chase Forest

Children on a bike shaped climbing frame
Children's play area at Cannock Chase
Woman and girl cycling over bridge
Cycling and mountain biking trails at Cannock Chase Forest
Gruffalo's friend, Mouse sculpture in the forest
Gruffalo Sculptures at Cannock Chase
Man, woman and two children walking along an autumnal forest trail
Walking trails at Cannock Chase Forest
Tackeroo Camp and Caravan Site
Camping with Tackeroo at Cannock Chase
Husky dogs running
Cannock Chase Sled Dog Group
Lady walking dog on agility trail
Dog activity trail at Cannock Chase
people on Segways on a forest path
Go Ape Forest Segway at Cannock Chase
Child flying through the woods on a zip wire
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure at Cannock Chase
A child on the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Plus at Moors Valley
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Plus at Cannock Chase Forest
Go Ape tree top adventure Cannock Chase
Go Ape Tree Top Challenge at Cannock Chase
Go Ride at Cannock Chase Forest
Go Ride at Cannock Chase Forest
Girl on Gruffalo Orienteering course
Gruffalo Orienteering at Cannock Chase
Shot of legs and wellies of two people walking through forest holding Gruffalo paper bag
Gruffalo Party Trail at Cannock Chase Forest
Horse riders on a woodland trail
Horse riding at Cannock Chase
junior parkrun solo runner
junior parkrun at Cannock Chase
Man, woman and girl walking the dog through pine trees
Ladyhill Trail at Cannock Chase Forest
Forest Activity Bag Sherwood Pines
My Forest Activity Bag at Cannock Chase Forest
cannock chase nordic walking
Nordic Walking at Cannock Chase Forest
Group of three people walking past a tree
Orienteering at Cannock Chase
Children on bike trail
Pedal and Play Trail
couple enjoying a picnic in a clearing within a forest
Picnics at Cannock Chase Forest
two runners crossing a stream on a running trail in the forest
Running trails at Cannock Chase
Man and woman observing the texture of a tree
Sensory Walk at Cannock Chase Forest
Woman walking through the forest towards sunbeams
Wellbeing trail at Cannock Chase

Nearby forests

Large pond surrounded by tall trees on a sunny day

Once an aristocrat's dream, Dimmingsdale is now a delight for everyone.

Come and stroll down magnificent drives built by the Earl of Shrewsbury, where fine carriages once rode. The rolling countryside provides an abundance of woodland, streams, ponds and lakes which will transport you to a place of peace and calm.

Make sure to stop off for a drink and snack at the Rambler’s Retreat which offers a wide range of refreshments in a relaxed setting.

Sun shining through trees with bracken and grass covered in dew

Planted in 2002, this community woodland is the perfect spot for a family walk, a burst of exercise and even a picnic. It's also a great place to find some peace and quiet and re-set from the stresses of daily life. 

Seale Wood is developing into a working coppice woodland, with a goal to encourage the development of a local timber industry. 


bench in front of a lake

In the heart of the National Forest, Hicks Lodge is a former coal mining site that has been totally transformed by new plantings and exciting trails for you to enjoy.

A great day out for the budding cyclist, from tearaway toddlers to young teens perfecting their skills, we’ve got a range of trails for beginner to intermediate appetites.

Sence Valley lake

Located north-west of Leicester, discover Sence Valley’s history. Once part of a large coal mine that closed in 1996, Forestry England planted 98,000 trees in 1998, transforming the valley into a haven for wildlife and visitors. In 2018  a further 48 hectares (102 acres) of the original opencast was acquired which has now been planted with 100,000 trees which will develop into a mature woodland.

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