Forestry England - Cannock Chase Forest: 7.5km

Cannock Chase Forest, Birches Valley, Rugeley, WS15 2UQ


Running distance: 7.5 km

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The 7.5km route builds on from the 5km with additional climbs and more challenging terrain underfoot to really start testing runners. You will head further into the forest, surrounded by hundreds of Corsican and Scots pine trees which smell beautiful in the summer months.

Look and listen for crossbills whose distinctive call is often heard in this area. The route also passes an old pistol range, as the Chase has a military history as being a training camp.   

Café serves hot/cold food and drink).

All running routes at Cannock Chase Forest start and finish on the Fairoak Trail. This is located on the right hand side, just past the Go Ape Cabin.

Please note:

The layout and usage of the marked 3-2-1 running routes is the responsibility of the local authority or further education establishment that purchases the route marking signs and usual health and safety and duty of care considerations should be followed in laying out open, even-surfaced, easy-to-follow, safe, accurate, well lit routes at all times - with the landowner’s permission. RunTogether will not provide materials with which to attach the markers.