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image for Cycle Route item typeFollow the Dog Trail at Birches Valley Forest Centre

Cycle Route, free entry


Forestry commission

01889 586593


Forestry Commission,
West Midlands Forest District,
Birches Valley, Lady Hill,
Rugeley, Staffordshire,
WS15 2UQ

Also at this Venue


Cannock Chase’s original and much loved dedicated mountain bike trail. A technical singletrack mountain bike trail which includes technical trail features. Built and maintained by volunteer group Chase Trails, follow the Dog is constantly evolving and being improved. Current highlights include the ‘Stegosaurus Rock
Garden’, ‘The Boardwalk’ and ‘Tackeroo Blast’.

Access: Birches Valley

Miles: 7

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)

Also a children's play area and cycle hire set in the 6,000 ha of forest

Open all the time


Free entry



See location of Birches Valley Forest Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 017169  Lat: 52.74972 Long: -1.97624

Cannock Chase AONB is located between the towns of Cannock, Hednesford & Rugeley. The Forest Centre can be accessed via the A51 or A34 following directional white on brown signs to the Visitor Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)

Also a children's play area and cycle hire set in the 6,000 ha of forest

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