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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Difficult

Length of trail:

10.8km / 6.7miles 75% Singletrack miles
 

Trail description

Cannock Chase - Bike trail

Description

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 ‘High Voltage’, ‘Bomb Hole’ and Son of Chainslapper’.

 


Trail Maps

Trail maps are available to purchase for £1.50 from Swinnerton Cycles Bike Shop, Birches Valley Cafe or Go Ape. They can also be downloaded here - Cannock Chase Forest Mountain Bike Trail Map


Volunteer Trailbuilding

Volunteer mountain bike trail builders Chase Trails meet most Sunday at 10am outside Swinnerton Cycles Bike Shop. Why not lend a hand and give something back to the trails…


Trail grades

Are these trails for you? Read more out our trail grading system


Trail safety

Are you ready for this? Mountain biking is inherently risky, so the best way to stay safe is by being realistic about your own ability and aware of what's going on around you. Read our short safety guide


Trail etiquette

Be courteous and show respect to others. Give way to other users at junctions and on shared sections. Let slower riders know you are behind them without intimidating them. Pull over to let faster riders pass. Keep noise to a minimum and moderate your language around residential areas.


Chase Trails

Volunteer mountain bike trail builders Chase Trails were founded by local riders in 2003 with the aim of building and maintaining high quality, sustainable mountain bike trails on Cannock Chase. Working in partnership with the Forestry Commission they have built 15 miles of trails which they are continually working to maintain and improve. Read the Story of Chase Trail on their blog


Swinnerton Cycles Bike Shop

Possibly the best bike shop in Staffordshire, offering everything from bikes and clothing to sports drinks andto trail maps, plus great advice and local forest knowledge

Bike Hire
Swinnerton Cycles Bike Shop have a range of mountain bikes available to hire. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Opening Hours
9am to 5pm (except Wednesdays)

Contact
Tel: 01889 575170
Web: www.bikechase.co.uk

 

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Monday August 22nd was the first time I'd ever been to Cannock Chase, I watched some videos of Follow The Dog on YouTube and want to give it a go, it was brilliant fun but also really hard, I have to admit that I walked up some of the hills but still good fun, well worth the two hour drive

Steve , 24/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great trail lots of options to do the black sections for the more experienced riders and bail out options if you are not so confident

George, 4/Sep/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

20 mins from front door to Milford, then a steady ride up to the 'dog'. It never fails to disappoint. I ride a carrera vengeance and it copes! Fun in all weather's and totally free!!

dave , 1/Mar/2015
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Location

OS Grid ref: SK 018171
Postcode: WS15 2UQ

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Contact

Cannock Chase

0300 067 4340
info-cannock@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk
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