There's a diversion in place on the Son of Chainslapper section of Follow the Dog. Please look out for the signs.

Follow the Dog Trail

This classic cross country MTB trail was first launched in 2005. The trail surface is very variable, in places expect loose stone, roots and mud. There is a lot more climbing compared to Perry’s Trail, and has one big climb.

This trail includes technical features you’d expect to find when progressing to red (difficult) and for those more experienced, several black options to try. Expect flowing singletrack, medium berms, step ups, step downs, rock gardens, boardwalks, rollers, jumps and drop offs. The black difficult graded lines include large and unavoidable rocks and rock gardens.

The trail is managed in partnership with Chase Trails. Current highlights include the recently built ‘Twist and Shout’, plus the usual classics ‘High Voltage’, 'Son of Chainslapper’ and ‘Snakes ‘n’ Adders’.

Trail information

Cannock Chase Forest, Birches Valley, Rugeley, WS15 2UQ
Grade - Red
Is this grade for you?
Red grade trails are suitable for proficient mountain bikers with good off-roading skills.
Trail Length
6.7 miles (10.8 km)