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Cannock Chase

1,297 Reviews

Cannock Chase

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DangerousPaddy wrote a review Oct 12
Peterborough, United Kingdom639 contributions153 helpful votes
We went out for my sons first birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. It was great and there's loads of space to spread out and keep a social distance. I'd highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Pandamedic wrote a review Sep 2020
Lichfield, United Kingdom5,291 contributions547 helpful votes
Visited here to walk my dog. Parked at one of the smaller car parks away from the visitor centre which was quieter. Had a great walk around the chase with my Dog who absolutely loved it, and even found a stream to have a little paddle in.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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MerseysideTinkerbell wrote a review Sep 2020
Merseyside, United Kingdom3,466 contributions333 helpful votes
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We called here on our way home from a few days away for a break in the journey and it seemed a nice place to go and visit. So we parked at the car park with the visitor centre and paid for parking. Having had a few hours drive the first thing we wanted to do was to use the loos. We went to the visitor centre and to the coffee shop, that was only serving take away bits and had a sign up saying no loos. Then we saw another building that we assumed was the loos (which it was) but unfortunately along with other people we found that the loos were in fact closed. The sign said that the loos were only open on a Sat & Sun! This was a Wednesday. There were a lot of cars in the car park and had paid for parking and I am sure would of been happy to pay to use the loos as well had they been open. There was a group of either mums or child minders or whatever with a group of small children having a picnic on the grass and we thought wonder if they are aware that these children will not be able to use the toilet. We decided to walk anyway and hoped that the other visitor centre (where go ape is) would have toilets that were open. It took us over an hour to get there and thankfully they were open. Had we known (we got the information off the internet for the visitor centre saying it had car park which was payable etc that they had put that in fact the toilets were only open on Sat & Sun but the other ones at the other visitor centre etc would be open then we would of driven there and paid for parking there instead). Lovely walks but not so enjoyable when you have driven some distance expecting to be able to use the loo before you set off on a walk. Or maybe stick a sign on the parking meter that the loos are closed so you dont pay for parking expecting to be able to use them before you head off into the woods!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Philip F wrote a review Sep 2020
7 contributions3 helpful votes
Review is for the full blue route trail. Not the other MTB trails. I have a new mountain bike and new to MTB so wanted to get used to the bike. I rode the full blue route clockwise and then anti-clockwise. It is mostly good but there are long stretches of deep loose stones and shingle which can be quite dangerous to cycle on especially going downhill. Treat it like ice. Saw many struggling with it. I am used to cycling and for those who are not it’s a fairly good workout as it can be quite strenuous. Anti-clockwise is a bit easier. It would be first class if they tried to get rid of the stones and shingle and made it a bit safer. The lower green trails around the car parks are excellent for families and children with good surfaces. There is good ample car parking £6 all day and an excellent cycling shop.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Heslomonick wrote a review Sep 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom71 contributions58 helpful votes
We came here on a cold but sunny Sunday in September with boys aged 6 and 8 and arrived at about 2pm. We parked in the Birches Valley car park which is at the bottom near the cafe. I’d worried about which car park to go to and the information on the website was a bit lacking. But it turns out that if we’d gone for the other main car park, it was only a short walk away from our car park, up a hill and near to Go Ape. So it didn’t really matter which car park we’d chosen. We managed to get a space In the car park but it did look busy and all the car parks we saw had loads of cars. The spaces were long enough to accommodate our tow bar bike rack. The parking machine is a bit confusing - fortunately there were handwritten instructions on a nearby blackboard otherwise it would have taken me even longer than it did to get my parking ticket. You need to know your car reg which I always struggle to remember anyway, but then the next steps aren’t very intuitive somehow. I paid by card but you could pay by cash too. The cycle trails were well marked out compared with other forest parks we’ve been too. We did the two green trails which are aimed at beginners and families. The first one was a little bit hilly in places and the track was mostly gravelly/small rocks which can make cycling a bit hazardous as you’re more liable to swerve. It was busy with pedestrians and other cyclists and so there were a few occasions where we were stuck behind people and just couldn’t get past. We did enjoy the first trail though, and we had to speed down a hill and cycle through a stream at one point which was exciting. We all got a little wet. We did that trail twice. Then we had a takeaway coffee and ice cream - there were lots of spare picnic benches despite the crowds. We then did the other green trail (the one with the Gruffalo figures on it) which was easier than the first trail and didn’t really have any hills or inclines and was less busy. The boys loved spotting the Gruffalo figures and we also saw den building and a playground although we didn’t stop to use them. We did this trail twice as well as we really enjoyed it. There were toilets and portaloos but we didn’t need to use these.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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