Cannock Chase - purple heathers & forest tracks
Britain’s smallest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is an idyllic place for leisurely walks and cycling, with its quiet miles of rolling hills, purple heather and unspoilt miles of quiet forest tracks. You could well catch sight of the fallow deer that wander through the birches and pines, descendants of the herd that was once part of this royal hunting forest.
Cycling on Cannock Chase
Cannock Chase is serious mountain biking country. Enjoy professionally maintained tracks and pathways, and a fantastic cycling experience for all ages and abilities all set within this fabulous designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The trails take you through sweeping heathland or ancient forests which were once Royal hunting ground.
The 17 waymarked trails on Cannock Chase are sponsored by Giant Bicycles and maintained by Chase Trails, a local volunteer group working in partnership with the Forestry Commission.
See & do
Set in the heart of Cannock Chase, you'll find the UK's only historic working estate. Shugborough really does bring history to life.
Museum of Cannock Chase
Learn the fascinating story of Cannock Chase, from its industrial beginnings, to its military role, social history and wildlife.