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Birches Valley
Cannock Chase AONB
WS15 2UQ

Tel: 0300 067 4340

Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire offers world-class mountain biking trails and is the venue for 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games Mountain Bike ev

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

The nearest railway station is Rugeley Town, which is 3 miles away.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest railway station is Rugeley Town, which is 3 miles away.




  • Disabled toilets


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)


  • Accessibility of route - Birches Valley
  • Difficult Route - Red Grade - suitable for proficient mountain bikers with good off-roading skills.
  • Length of route (miles) - 6.7 miles (10.8 km)

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted


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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Open daily from 7:30am. Closed Christmas Day

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