Wellbeing trail at Cannock Chase

Due to the continued wet weather, some areas of the trail are muddy and wet, please wear suitable outdoor footwear.

Take some time for you on our wellbeing trail at Cannock Chase Forest

Spending time amongst the trees and really noticing nature is scientifically proven to boost our mental and physical health. Follow the trail to take a mindful walk through the forest that invites you to really relax. 

What to expect 

Themed panels along the trail will invite you to pause, notice and connect with the forest environment around you. 

A forest wellbeing journal is also available to help you get even more benefit from the experience, offering additional mindful things to do while you’re out in the forest and at home.  

Get your free copy on-site at our Welcome Point or download your forest wellbeing journal before you visit.  

About the route 

The wellbeing trail starts from the trail centre near Go Ape and sits in the Fairoak Valley. This looped trail will lead you across stepping stones, around fishing ponds and through our majestic pine forest.

Please note, there are some stepping stones across a stream near the end of the walk which are unsuitable for buggies and wheelchairs to cross. There is a bridge which can be used but this will add an approximate 2 minutes walking time.

This trail is supported by Sport England using National Lottery funding.

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Trail information

Cannock Chase Forest, Birches Valley, Rugeley, WS15 2UQ
Trail length: approx 1.8km

The trail follows surfaced forest roads (hard surface with some loose stones), so is largely accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs.