Tackeroo is a perfect location for a forest holiday. Located in mature Pine forest with basic facilities, roaming Fallow Deer and only a short drive away from Birches Valley.
Tackeroo will be open for public Camping* and Caravanning on the following dates during 2016. These dates are subject to change so please check before you visit.
Monday 21st March - Friday 1st April
Friday 29th April - Monday 9th May
Friday 27th May - Friday 10th June
Sunday 23rd October - Sunday 30th October
*All caravans, camper vans, trailer tents must have a working chemical toilet facility. Tents will only be allowed if they have a separate working chemical toilet tent.
When not used for public camping, Tackeroo is used for events and other activities. The running of events in this area of woodland are part of Forestry Commission objectives to provide more opportunities for people to benefit from the forest by participating in sport, community, social, health and wellbeing activities with money generated being invested back into forest management. As part of those objectives camping and caravanning will continue, please check opening dates above.
If you are attending an event please contact the event organiser directly to see if they are facilitating camping as part of their event.
During 8th – 11th July 2016 Camping and Caravanning will be available by BOOKING ONLY. Pitches will be £20 per pitch per night and portable toilets will be available for these dates so we can accommodate tents. To book a pitch please call 0300 067 4340, you will need to give your vehicle registration number and a non-refundable payment will be taken in advance.
Tackeroo is a Class B site with freely drained hard standing pitches, running water, and sanilav/rubbish disposal points facilites avaliable on site. There are no toilets or electrical hook-up facilities. Birches Valley Forest Centre is short drive away.
Our 2016 rates remain at £10 per pitch, per night. There is no need to book. A ranger will come around daily for payment, usually around breakfast or dinner time, pitches cannot be pre-booked.
A copy of the current Site Rules can be viewed here.
What do other visitors say?
I cant believe what a pathetic answer to comments left on 23 september . People want to stay in the forest to benefit health and sport . So if tackeroo is closed from 10 june until 23 october what a pathetic idea .
1 StarAnonymous, 23/Sep/2016
Why is tacker not open from 10th June until 23rd October? This is redicuolous 4 months best time of the year it's closed . How do you expect to gain revenue with such poor management . Events are not on for months solid . I will refer this to the local MP see what they think next time your looking for extra revenue .
Forestry Commission Response
The decision to only accommodate camping on the site for a limited period of the year, has only been taken after careful consideration of how we make best use of everything we have to offer in the Cannock area. The running of events in this area of woodland are part of Forestry Commission objectives to provide more opportunities for people to benefit from the forest by participating in sport, community, social, health and wellbeing activities with money generated being invested back into forest management.
Tackeroo was used for camping over a period of many months, the concert venue is used for only a few days each year why cant events be held there
Forestry Commission Response
Thank you for your comments. The decision has only been taken after careful consideration of how we make best use of everything we have to offer in the Cannock area. Our Visitor Centre attracts over 400,000 visits per year and hosting some events here would not be viable. We will continue to review how to make best use of the Tackeroo site in delivering our objectives for people, nature and the local economy but in the short term we do not anticipate increased opening times.