Running trails at Cannock Chase Forest

Whether you've just bought your first pair of trainers or have thousands of miles under foot, Cannock Chase Forest offers opportunities for all runners. Choose from a number of waymarked running routes that range from 3km to 10km and explore this stunning forest.

Supported by Sport England and using National Lottery funding, the marked running trails make your run through the forest more accessible, so you can feel confident to hit the trails and enjoy all the benefits of being active outdoors.

Running Maps and Pocket Guide 

Running map and pocket guides for Cannock Chase Forest can be purchased from Grounds Café, Go Ape or Cannock Chase Cycle Centre for £1.50. Each map shows all four routes as well as providing lots of information about the site to help keep you safe if there is an emergency.


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Running trails at Cannock Chase

adults on a run on a woodland trail
10km running route at Cannock Chase
couple running through the forest
3km running route at Cannock Chase
Two men running across stepping stones in a river in the woods
5km running route at Cannock Chase
Two men running in the forest
7.5km running route at Cannock Chase
Families enjoying a walk in the forest
Fairoak trail at Cannock Chase
junior parkrun solo runner
junior parkrun at Cannock Chase
Sherwood Pines Running 5k
Run Talk Run at Cannock Chase Forest
Family walking Forest of Dean generic
Sherbrook trail at Cannock Chase