Horse riding at Cannock Chase Forest

Enjoy a scenic horse ride through mature pine forests, birch woodlands and open heathland on our network of bridleways, forest roads and tracks.

We welcome horse riders to come and explore the forest, but as an extremely busy site there are a few things you should know. As a popular site for walking, mountain biking and dog walking, please refrain from riding in the busier areas of the woodland (around the main visitor centre area) and make sure you avoid any designated cycle trails.

There are no designated horse riding trails, but we allow horse riding on bridleways and permissive access on forest roads (gravel, vehicle width tracks). There are a network of bridleways across Cannock Chase where horse riders are welcome to explore. For further information on these routes and for advice on riding in a ANOB please take a look. 

No permit is needed to ride at Cannock Chase Forest. 

For more information on our facilities, opening times and contact details, please see our visitor information.

Trail information

Cannock Chase Forest, Birches Valley, Rugeley, WS15 2UQ
This is a shared trail, please be aware of other forest users.
Is this trail for you?
The trails are made up of gravel and vehicle width tracks.
Parking
There is no designated horse box parking. During weekends and school holidays, the main car park at Cannock Chase Forest can get very busy so we recommend horse boxes park in quieter surrounding car parks.
Trail Length
Varies