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The Monkey Trail

Birches Valley
Cannock Chase AONB
Staffordshire
WS15 2UQ

Tel: 0300 067 4340

The Monkey Trail

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Entry is free into the forest but parking charges apply.

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.

Public Transport Directions

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

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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets

Catering

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

Children

  • Baby changing facilities

Groups

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

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)

Routes

  • Accessibility of route - Birches Valley Forestry Centre
  • Description of route - One way MTB trail
  • Difficult Route - Red Grade - suitable for proficient mountain bikers with good off-roading skills.
  • Length of route (miles) - 14.2 miles (22.8 km)

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted

Video

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Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Open daily from 07:30 am. Closed Christmas Day

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