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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Length of trail:

7.5 - 12.5 miles miles

Trail description



The Sherbrook Trail takes in the picturesque Sherbrook Valley with its mixture of woodlands and open heathland. Two loops are available, the shorter Pepper Slade loop 12km/7.5 miles and the longer Abraham’s Valley loop which visits the Stepping Stones and Abraham’s Valley 20km/12.5 miles.

This is a multi-use trail so please be aware of other users on this trail, including cyclists, walkers, horse riders and forest vehicles. 

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 Leisure Cycling and Walking Map

Trail grades

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

Trail safety

Are you ready for this? Cycling 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.

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) 

Tel: 01889 575170

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Lots to do for all ages and capabilities, i ride with the kids and wife and can also ride with a group of mates. Try off road on the sherbrook as well. Very different. Use the car park and cafe and support the forestry commission.

Mark Mills, 22/Aug/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great place 1st time there will be back. Everything about it is great, cafe very friendly with great food, bike shop great selection of clothes for female, trails were very enjoyable,

Mary Dudley, 16/Mar/2014

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OS Grid ref: SK 018171
Postcode: WS15 2UQ

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Cannock Chase

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