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No. of Trails: 2
Car Park
Bike Shop
Bike Hire
Bike Wash
Follow the Dog and the Leisure trail all start from the Birches Valley Forest Centre in Rugeley. Birches Valley, Lady Hill, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2UQ. The Downhill Courses are at Stile Cop in Rugeley. Postcode for Satnav - WS15 1ND From the A460 Hednesford to Rugeley Road turn right as you enter Rugeley (speed limit drops to 30 mph) onto Stile Cop Road following the sign to the Cemetary. Pass the Cemetary on the left and head up the road. As you reach the top of the hill there is a layby to the right which accesses a fire road, this fire road leads to the courses. To park carry on up the road and look for the gravel car park on the left. Park here and ride back down to the fire road.

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Well established trail centre with cafe, toilets, parking, bike shop, etc... There is also a Go Ape centre here.

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Trails at Cannock Chase


Trail TitleLength (Miles)Ascent (Mtrs)Time (Hrs)Tech GradeFitness Grade
Follow the Dog & Monkey11.44363 Moderate Moderate
Blue Trail - Long11.82851.5 Easy Easy

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Great trail good mix of uphill and downhill. Makes of the best of limited altitude in the area.
scu98rkr gave this trail 5 stars about 7 years ago

Follow the Dog & Monkey

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Length: 11.4 Miles
Ascent: 436 m
Time: 3 hrs
Tech Grade: Moderate
Fitness Grade: Moderate
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Follow the Dog 11km/7 miles

Cannock Chase’s original and much loved dedicated mountain bike trail. A technical singletrack mountain bike trail which includes technical trail features. Built and maintained by volunteer group Chase Trails, Follow the Dog is constantly evolving and
being improved. Current highlights include the ‘Stegosaurus Rock Garden’, ‘The oardwalk’ and ‘Tackeroo Blast’.

The Monkey Trail 24km/15 miles
(Distance includes Follow the Dog)

The Monkey Trail start is reached via the Follow the Dog Trail. More physically and technically demanding than Follow the Dog, this singletrack mountain bike trail contains technical trail features and several black options (all black options and
technical trail features rejoin the main trail). The Monkey Trail was built and
designed in partnership with Chase Trails and features technical rock
gardens, boardwalks, jumps and drops. The trail finishes with the awesome ‘Lower Cliff’ descent.

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Blue Trail - Long

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Length: 11.8 Miles
Ascent: 285 m
Time: 1.5 hrs
Tech Grade: Easy
Fitness Grade: Easy
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