The nation's forests and facilities are open, but please follow government coronavirus guidelines when planning your visit - read our coronavirus guidance.
Barbecues are currently not permitted at Cannock Chase Forest

We are sorry but you cannot BBQ in our forests at this time.

This is to help support social distancing while our sites are very busy and to help prevent forest fires. 

Our bookable BBQs are closed. Please do not use your own disposable BBQ.

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at our beautiful barbecue and picnic area; just bring along good food and company!

Pingle Slade, known as our concert site, is a large open area within the Pine Forest. Perfect for picnics, barbecues and ball games. Pingle Slade is a short walk from the car park/main visitor area. If you follow the signs for the Ladyhill trail this will bring you out to Pingle Slade.

When barbecues are permitted, they must be raised off the ground, have water to extinguish it and take away all embers. No gas barbecues allowed.


Useful information

Cannock Chase Forest, Birches Valley, Rugeley, WS15 2UQ
The forest is a beautiful place, so we ask that visitors take away all rubbish or use bins provide at the cafe.
Visit our café
Fancy a warm drink with your picnic? Visit the Birches Valley Café, open 364 days a year!