Working with the Forestry Commission

Chase Trails was formed in partnership with the Forestry Commission and we work closely together with them to maintain and build the mountain bike trails on Cannock Chase.

  • Chase Trails volunteers are treated as “employees” of the FC (direct volunteers) – not a “them and us” approach.
  • FC provide support with PPE, first aid kits, building materials (timber, rocks, surfacing), tool storage, loan of trailers.
  • FC handle the “red tape” issues (e.g. HSE matters) so CT can get on with what we want to do.
  • FC assisted in securing over £200,000 of National Lottery funding for The Monkey Trail.
  • FC have provided chainsaw and trail inspection training.
  • FC trust CT – given freedom under FC guidance.
  • CT responsible for our actions – complete safety sheets/RAs etc.