Gruffalo Orienteering at Cannock Chase

Visitor Information
Visitor Information: Cannock Chase Forest
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  

Monthly opening times are as follows:

January - 7:30am to 5:00pm

 February - 7:30am to 6:00pm

 March - 7:30am to 6:00pm

 April - 7:30am to 8:00pm

 May - 7:30am to 9:00pm

 June - 7:30am to 9:00pm

 July - 7:30am to 9:00pm

 August - 7:30am to 9:00pm

September - 7:30am to 8:00pm

October - 7:30am to 7:00pm

 November - 7:30am to 5:00pm

 December - 7:30am to 5:00pm

How to find us

How to find us

How to find us
Birches Valley, Rugeley
Sat Nav Postcode: WS15 2UQ
By Car

Look out for the brown tourist signs that have the white stag on a purple background.  

By Public Transport

The nearest train stations Rugeley Trent Valley and Rugeley Town are both approximately 2 miles away.

OS Grid Ref
SK 018171

52.7502954, -1.9763149

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

All our P&D machines accept coin and card payments.

Parking Charges

Up to 1 hour £2.00
Up to 2 hours £4.00
All day £6.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - £8.00

Coaches - £10.00

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money with a Discovery Pass - Find out more about the discovery pass
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
BBQ
Cafe
Cycle hire
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets

Gruffalo Orienteering - fun family map reading challenge

Try our fun, navigational challenge at Cannock Chase Forest using a simple map to find 12 Gruffalo markers hidden in the deep, dark wood.

If you're feeling competitive, choose to run, walk (or skip!) the course against the clock.

Before you begin the course, pick up a Gruffalo orienteering leaflet with a certificate and map for just £1.50. 

Activity information

Maps are available from Grounds Café and Go Ape for £1.50.

Is this activity for you?
The course is suitable for children up to eight years old.