With a children’s play area, Go Ape, orienteering trails and even a dog activity trail, you will not be stuck for something to do at Cannock Chase, located north of Birmingham. 

We have a range of woodland walks to suit all ages and abilities, and for those wanting to explore the forest on two wheels. Make sure to check out our cycling trails for some of the best family and mountain biking opportunities in the Midlands.

Hire a bike from our cycle centre, bring a picnic or lunch at the café. Come rain or shine, you will all go home having had a fantastic forest adventure.

Ladyhill Trail – 1 mile

An easy, mostly flat, wide circular trail, appropriate for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Includes the popular Fairy Trees, Gruffalo Sculpture, educational trails, shelter building, plus open space for play, games, BBQ’s and picnics.

Fairoak Trail – 2.5 miles

An easy circular trail that takes in the magnificent Fairoak Valley and pools, a rich and important habitat that is home to many wildlife species. The area has an interesting coal mining past and was the location of a colliery in the late 19th century. This trail also provides access to the Cannock Chase Visitor Centre at Marquis Drive and to the blue graded Sherbrook Trail.

Sherbrook Trail – Pepper Slade Loop – 7.5 miles or Abraham’s Valley Loop – 12.5 miles

This trail starts by following the Fairoak Trail, then takes in the picturesque Sherbrook Valley with its mixture of woodlands and open heathland. Two loops are available, the shorter Pepper Slade loop and the longer Abraham’s Valley loop which visits the Stepping Stones and Abrahams Valley.