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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


Rock 'N' Rollers - Diversion in place for Trail Maintenance, please follow safety signage and instruction.

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)

Tel: 01889 575170


What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Absolutely amazing, I cannot think of a better area to go to for mountain biking, whenever I want to let loose I always come here, amazing.

Ali Mohammed, 20/Jul/2018

Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoy riding our trails!

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

very epic. i have a boring carrera but it is still a v. cool saturday trail - one of the best i have done

Anonymous, 8/Apr/2017
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

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OS Grid ref: SK 018171
Postcode: WS15 2UQ

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Cannock Chase

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