Cycling in Cannock Chase      


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Cannock Chase,

"A Chase for all seasons".

Magic, a wonderful area.

 woods,  heath land,  hills and valleys.

Carry a map. don't get lost.

If your new to the Chase carry a compass.


Staffordshire Cycling Maps.


Please respect and protect Cannock Chase

 and its wild life.


Mountain Bike Trails

"Follow the Dog Trail"


"The Monkey Trail"


for details


  Birches Valley centre,

 Swinnerton cycles

Marquis Drive visitor centre.




Chase Heritage Trail

The best development in the area.


Cannock - Station - Hednesford - Marquis Drive

visitor centre - Rugeley - Rugeley TV. Station

(with  links onto the Rugeley  bypass)

Well signed all the way


Well done Cannock Chase Council.

Opening up lots of new cycling opportunities across

the chase





National Cycle Network

Route 5 Oxford to Bangor and

Holyhead, North Wales


National Cycle Network Route 5

Is coming to Hednesford, from Stafford in the North,across Cannock Chase, and from the

South and East,  Chasewater, Lichfield and Walsall.


From Chase Water continue North along Burntwood bypass to the new island at Ironstone road. (Café, Bradshaw's Farm, 7.30 am to 5.30 pm. Closed Sundays)


Then across Bleak house to Prospect village, Rawnsley and down to Hednesford. Hopefully utilizing the old mineral railway track bed, down to the main Hednesford/Rugeley road. (Planning  consent obtained by sustrans).


Cross  main road at the toucan traffic control lights  then turn right, and  follow the "Chase Heritage Trail" up  to Marquis drive visitor centre.


The cycle route here is part of "the Chase Heritage trail", Cannock to Rugeley.


Rail Access

stations at

Cannock,  Hednesford,  Rugeley,

 Rugeley TV.    

Cannock & Hednesford stations are on

 the "Chase Heritage Trail




around the Chase

Cannock Chase Visitor Centre

      Marquis Drive

Toilets, Cafe, Food.

On  chase heritage trail


Spring Slade Café   01785 7715091

 Nr  Military cemetery

(Also camp site)   


Milford  Common      Little Fawn

Cafe, Food.


Birches Valley Cafe'.

Lady Hill.    Rugeley

   WS15 2UQ              01889 574475 

Toilets.      Cafe

On  chase heritage trail


Museum of Cannock Chase

 Hednesford, Staffs,   Valley Road.

Cafe     On  chase heritage trail


Coffee Pot.     Hednesford.  61 High St. 

 Opposite Lloyds Bank.

A few metres down the High St

from chase heritage trail


Hednesford Station


On  chase heritage trail


 Lots of Cafes.

Pub  "The Vine"

eat your own food

On  chase heritage trail


Cycle shops

Swinnerton Cycle Hire

 Birches Valley, Cannock Chase 

 (Also spare parts)   

  Closed Wednesdays. Open Sundays.


Bridgtown Cycles  

Unit 7, Lakeside Plaza.  Bridgtown, Cannock.

01922 411180

Mon - Sat 9.30 - 5.30 pm

For all your cycling needs


J & M Cycles

 Horsefair     Rugeley.    Staffs.

    01889 582564


Cycle Shack

127 Hednesford Road  Heath Hayes, Cannock Staffordshire WS12 3HL

Tel: 01543 495499

Opening Hours:

Monday - 9am - 7.30pm Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm

Saturday - 9am - 6pm Sunday - Closed

10% discount for ctc members



Click for

Staffordshire Cycling & Walking Maps.







                      Enjoy your ride through the countryside

 Leave no trace that you

 ever passed by.

Take home only your litter and memories.

  Always follow


                         The Countryside Code