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Horse Riding
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Horse RidingEnjoy a scenic ride through mature pine forests, birch woodlands and open heathland on our network of bridleways, forest roads and tracks.

We allow horse riding on bridleways and permissive access on forest roads (gravel, vehicle width tracks).

During weekends and school holidays,  Birches Valley can get very busy so we recommend horse boxes park at Rifle Range Car Park, next to the Cadet buildings, Rifle Range Corner, Penkridge Bank Road, Rugeley, WS15 2UA (nearest postcode)

What do other visitors say?

Why are the horse riders always criticised for being on the Chase? Bikers have trails made for them and also go where the Hackers go and are encouraged to be there. Lets have some equality please.

Anonymous, 29/Sep/2013

Hi, I've been a horse owner for many years and love going for hacks on and around the chase. But over the years there has been nothing more provided for us. The bike tracks now cover miles over the chase and are being improved all the time, is their any possibility of a few jumps for us horseriders to enjoy in the future? Many Thanks

Mrs Walker, 28/May/2013

Hello, can I get info or maps for trails and bridle ways available for riding my own horse in Cannock chase? Many thanks

Jane, 5/Mar/2013

Hi Jane, There is an extensive network of bridleways on Cannock Chase, the best map for these is OS Explorer 244. We also allow access on all our main tracks. During weekends and school holidays, Birches Valley can get very busy so we recommend horse boxes park at Rifle Range Car Park, next to the Cadet buildings, Rifle Range Corner, Penkridge Bank Road, Rugeley, WS15 2UA (nearest postcode). If you need more information please email us at info-cannock@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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Location

OS Grid ref: SJ 999172
Postcode: WS15 2UA

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Contact

Cannock Chase

01889 586593
info-cannock@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk
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