Leisure Cycling at Cannock Chase
There are 3 cycle trails at the Chase designed for leisure cyclist and families. These
trails are open all year round and are free of charge
The leisure trails have been developed from the long-established family routes around Cannock Chase.
Birches Valley Trail
A short route based around the Birches Valley visitor centre and Lady Hill
Coppice. Ideal for young children who are just getting to grips with riding a bike solo.
Fair Oak Pools Trail
Extending the Birches Valley loop, this trail circles the Fair Oak Pools
with and option of returning to birches Valley or continuing up Marquis Drive.
Sherbrook Valley Trail
Taking the longer Fair Oak Pools trail continues through Sherbrook Valley
in the direction of Millford Common. This trail uses bridle ways and forest fire roads but is
likely to be unsuitable for children and very inexperienced riders due to the loose surface and
Don't worry if you need to hire bikes or other equipment, Swinnertons Forrest Centre is right on hand and located conveniently beside the visitor centre.