Birches Valley Forest Centre is an excellent starting point for an exhilarating day out on Cannock Chase. From the midlands best bike trails and woodland walks to adventure play and Go Ape we’ve got a great day out just waiting for you…
Stick Man Games
Whether you are visiting the forest or coming to the Forest Live concerts find out all the latest information for your visit.
Join Stick Man on his quest to the Family Tree! Follow the trail and complete fun activities as you go. Pick up an Activity Pack for £3 from Birches Valley Cafe, Go Ape or Swinnerton Cycles for more exciting activities.
Enjoy adventure high above the forest floor, taking on zip-wires, tarzan swings and a variety of obstacles! Mini-Tarzans can also get in on the action with Go Ape’s Tree Top Junior course (min age 4yrs and min height 1m). For more information and to book visit Go Ape.
Get off the beaten track on board an all-terrain forest segway – Go Ape’s epic forest adventure with a down-to-earth twist. It’s a totally unique way to tackle our trails. Min age 10yrs and min weight 7 Stone. For more information and to book visit Go Ape Forest Segway.
Our play area is perfect to keep your young ones entertained and give you a minute’s peace. Set within huge Pine trees with play structures such as climbing frames, scramble nets, swings & slides.
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsAnonymous, 20/Jun/2016
We had a fantastic small amount of time there yesterday, the kids particularly enjoyed the den building. Plenty to see and do for all ages. Good facilities. We shall be back in 2 weeks for longer next time ;)
Lovely day out! Just be careful and don't venture onto bike trails!
1 StarPhilip, 23/Apr/2016
Went over to Cannock Chase yesterday for a bike ride and found that the dual use track down through Sherbrooke Valley seems to have been 'ploughed' up?. It has gone from a relatively flat even track to a boulder strewn mess, and is almost impossible to cycle along. I left this track and found that a number adjoining tracks have been treated similarly. Just what is going on!!.
Forestry Commission Response
This trail is partnership between Forestry Commission and Staffordshire County Council (SCC), of which the section you describe is SCC land. The current state of trail is below its usual standard, however is within the standard set out by the national cycling standard for blue graded trails. We will be working with SCC, who commissioned and managed the harvesting operations, on the next steps. The green graded Fairoak Trail is our recommended route suitable for all bikes. We hope this experience doesn’t stop your enjoyment of these trails, and we hope we can get the Sherbrook trail some way back to its original condition in the near future.