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      Cannock Chase is a mixed area of countryside in the county of Staffordshire, England. The area has been designated as the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Chase gives its name to the Cannock Chase local government district.
      source: Chase Trails
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Land Status: National Forest
      Land Manager: Forestry England
      Birches Valley Forest Centre google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Various, though the most common is located at Birches Valley (WS15 2UQ).
      Links
      This region uses the Uk/Euro style trail grading system.
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      Region Details
      • 49
      • 2
      • 14
      • 43
      • 4

      Region Status
      Open as of Oct 10, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      112
      Trails Mountain Bike
      112
      Trails E-Bike
      108
      Trails Hike
      56
      Trails Trail Running
      64
      Trails Horse
      52
      Total Distance
      57 miles
      Total Descent
      7,908 ft
      Total Vertical
      513 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      784 ft
      Reports
      1,686
      Photos
      234
      Ridden Counter
      66,812

      Photos of Cannock Chase Mountain Bike

      trail: Rollercoaster
      31 |
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 6:19am
      Mar 13, 2021
      36 |
      Nov 12, 2020 @ 8:28am
      Nov 12, 2020
      27 |
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:46am
      Oct 14, 2020
      23 |
      Oct 14, 2020 @ 9:46am
      Oct 14, 2020
      trail: Rollercoaster
      19 |
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 3:53am
      Aug 10, 2020
      trail: Rollercoaster
      19 |
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 3:53am
      Aug 10, 2020
      24 |
      Aug 1, 2020 @ 8:44am
      Aug 1, 2020
      41 |
      May 25, 2020 @ 5:23am
      May 25, 2020

      Videos of Cannock Chase Mountain Bike

      Lower Cliff Run - Cannock Chase / Follow the...
      0:46 | 134 | Jul 19, 2020
      Cannock Chase - Monkey Trail - Snap It
      trail: Snap It
      3:46 | 63 | May 21, 2020
      Cannock Chase - Monkey Trail - Pot of Gold
      1:50 | 62 | May 21, 2020
      Cannock Chase - Monkey Trail - Lower Cliff
      2:59 | 123 | May 20, 2020
      Cannock Chase - Monkey Trail - Insidious Incline
      3:29 | 47 | May 20, 2020
      Cannock Chase - Monkey Trail - Deer Skull
      trail: Deer Skull
      1:50 | 41 | May 20, 2020
      Cannock Chase - Getting Messy with the Dog and...
      12:18 | 108 | Jul 22, 2018
      New off-piste section at Cannock
      0:12 | 142 | Jan 6, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1290755gmccvotetrailRailway Bridge
      Oct 17, 2021 @ 5:07pm
      Oct 17, 2021
      user #1384424efeekwishlisttrailChase Heritage Trail and 1 more
      Oct 12, 2021 @ 3:45am
      Oct 12, 2021
      user #1002954lewiscraikaddreportFollow the Dog Qualifier and 29 more
      Oct 10, 2021 @ 8:06am
      Oct 10, 2021
      user #969013Tron31addreportCannock Chase Blue Route (Section 9)
      Oct 1, 2021 @ 12:08pm
      Oct 1, 2021
      user #1422227moleysmountainbikeridesriddentrailAre We There Yet? and 3 more
      Sep 22, 2021 @ 6:50am
      Sep 22, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2840034QdRuyM7DtrailMr Blobby (TF)Currently blocked by Forestry work 2/9/21
      Sep 2, 2021 @ 6:46am
      Sep 2, 2021
      user #2015715JackH8reportSnakes 'n' AddersNow back open
      Jan 25, 2020 @ 9:37am
      Jan 25, 2020
      user #1849936jakeoldfieldtrailLower CliffBest section at Cannock, really good fun.
      Nov 12, 2019 @ 6:36am
      Nov 12, 2019
      user #1849936jakeoldfieldtrailInsidious InclineShort steep climb. Lower Cliff descent makes...
      Nov 12, 2019 @ 6:35am
      Nov 12, 2019
      user #1836567Alfiebreeze05reportSon of ChainslapperOne of the best sections on I’ve ever ridden
      Jun 30, 2019 @ 7:18am
      Jun 30, 2019

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      Hopwas Woods 212 km
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      Pooley Country Park 2 116.9 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike11257 miles7,907 ft26 miles512 ft
      #24#22341,674517,119
      E-Bike10857 miles7,907 ft26 miles512 ft
      #11#21,65821,130
      Hike5645 miles5,240 ft20 miles502 ft
      #5,016#1961,58145
      Trail Running6446 miles5,397 ft21 miles502 ft
      #885#211,58275
      Horse5244 miles4,849 ft20 miles502 ft
      #334#117192
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