Welcome to Cannock Chase - central England's woodland jewel, packed with things to see and do. Take time to explore, walk, ride, trek, run. Come on your own, bring the family but most of all bring an open mind and visit the real outdoors!
Leek, Staffordshire, ST13, Tel: 01889 880100
Impressive gritstone edges and craggy rocks loved by walkers and climbers. It groups together two main gritstone outcrops - Ramshaw Rocks famous for the Winking Man rock formation and 'Hen Cloud' offering stunning panoramic views.
Codsall, Staffordshire, WV8 1PX, Tel: 01902 696000, www.visitsouthstaffordshire.co.uk
South Staffordshire is a rural haven which is steeped in history and heritage. A great area for walks, with Stately homes aplenty, it offers a host of intriguing spectacular places including Weston Park, Moseley Old Hall & Chillington Hall.
Staffordshire, ST16 1DJ, Tel: 01785 619619, visitstafford.org
For centuries, travellers by stagecoach and narrowboat have broken their journeys to enjoy all that Stafford has to offer. Today you'll find us even easier to reach by road, rail and air from every corner of the globe.
Hulme End, Near Hartington, Staffordshire, SK17 0EZ, Tel: 01538 483740
A deep limestone valley of steeply wooded slopes and towering rock pinnacles. Perfect for walks and cycling
Grange Road, Biddulph, Staffordshire, ST8 7TZ, Tel: 01538 483741, Email, www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/sm/park/biddulph-grange-country-park-biddulph
Based on the Victorian theme of landscaped views combined with natural features, the 73 acre park offers woodlands, meadows, a large lake and ponds. Paths have been restored and new ones created to give easy access throughout the park.
Weeford is thought to have been a centre for the cult of Woden and the site of a pagan temple. The church is small and contains a window depicting Pilate washing his hands. supposedly stolen from the Duke d'Orleans in the French Revolution
From Runcorn - Shardlow, ST15 8YP
The Trent & Mersey Canal is a vital part of the network’s heritage, the ambitious project of the great canal engineer James Brindley. It is full of interesting features that reflect its history, including Harecastle Tunnel.
Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, WS12 4PW, Tel: 01543 871773
The park has waymarked walking and cycling trails including a trail for the visually impaired. Marquis Drive Visitor Centre includes an adventure play area, Great War Interpretation Centre and Education Centre.
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To the south-west of the parish lies the unspoiled Cannock Chase with miles of walks and the possibility to see deer.
Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS11 1BG, Tel: 01543 464523, Email
Rugeley is a historic market town in the county of Staffordshire, England. It lies on the northern edge of Cannock Chase, and is situated roughly midway between the towns of Stafford, Cannock, Lichfield, and Uttoxeter.
Managed by the National Trust, a beautiful area of open park and woodland, running on both banks of the River Manifold and with spectacular views towards Dovedale. Open all year. Youth Hostel, NT shop, tearoom and small caravan site.
Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, CW8 3QP, Tel: 01925 847700
The canal lies in the counties of Staffordshire, Shropshire and Cheshire It links the canal system at Wolverhampton, with the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal at Ellesmere Port, 66 miles (106 km) distant.
Discover Cheadle, home to 'Pugin's Gem', one of Britain's finest churches and gateway to the beautiful Churnet Valley steeped in industrial heritage. Visit the restored Victorian market hall or follow the art trail of unusual sculptures.
Derbyshire, DE6 2AY, Tel: 01335 343666, Email
Dovedale is a renowned beauty spot -although it is actually around 2-3 miles long! The River Dove flows through Milldale, Wolscote Dale and Beresford Dale. Famous for its stepping stones, Lionshead rock, caves and literary connections.
Birches Valley Forest Centre is an excellent starting point for an exhilerating day out on Cannock Chase. From the Midlands best bike trails and woodland walks to adventure play and go ape we've got a great day waiting for you.
Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 7TP, Tel: 01538 304313
Grindon is a delightful moorland hill village strategically situated above the most interesting and exciting section of the Manifold Valley. There is a car park and picnic spot beside the church.
Tittesworth Visitor Centre, Meerbrook, Nr Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 8SW, Tel: 01538 300400, www.stwater.co.uk
An ideal part of a great day out in the Peak District National Park. There's something for everyone to enjoy; visitor centre, restaurant, gift shop, children's play area and easy access walks.
Hanchurch Hills, Hanchurch, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8SN, Tel: 01785 619619, Email
Hanchurch Hill Picnic Site provides the setting for three circular walks varying in lengtht from two to seven miles linking the picturesque villages of Hanchurch and Swynnerton. Each walk is well signposted and colour coded.
Greenway Bank Road, Knypersley, Knypersley, Nr Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST8 7QX, Tel: 01782 518200, Email, www.staffordshire.gov.uk/environment/eLand/Countryside/OpenSpaces/OpenSpacesGreenwayBank.aspx
Old estate parkland retaining many of the original and interesting historical features with 114 acres of beautiful woodland walks around the Serpentine Lake and Knypersley reservoir. Children's adventure play area adjacent to the visitor ce