Dogs are welcome in all areas of Cannock Chase Forest except the Play Area and food service area of Birches Valley Café. We have water bowls located on benches outside the Café for your dog to have a drink.
Be our Top Dog and follow our Dog Code.
Whether riding your bike or going for a walk, please make sure your dog is always under control and they will come back to you when called.
Please don’t allow your dog to chase wildlife, between March and July is especially important because this is the deer and bird breeding season, it can be great fun but it can cause serious injuries.
For a short walk we have the 1 mile Lady Hill Trail. For a longer walk why not go along the Fairoak Trail, there is a pool which dogs can have a swim but please keep dogs out of the two main fishing pools as they disturb the Fish and Wildlife in them.
Clean up after your dog
Always bag and remove your dog’s waste, it helps us keep the forest clean.
Dog Activity Challenge
This exciting challenge is a great way to keep you and you dog fit and healthy with lots of fun! The trail is located on the Concert field and you can find it from Birches Valley Forest Centre by following the signs for the Lady Hill Trail.
Try your dog’s ability at activities such as fetching, weaving and jumping!
What do other visitors say?
Lesley and PeterHallows, 25/Feb/2017
We are planning a visit to Cannock Chase touring site with our dogs, on the 7TH of July we have ticket to Elbows concert and wondered if we would be able to bring the dogs with us ( v well behaved people and dogs) or if we would have to make dog sitting arrangements?
Forestry Commission Response
Hi, Unfortunately dogs (except assistant dogs) are not allowed to our Forest Live concerts. Full terms and conditions for our concerts can be found at www.forestry.gov.uk/music
4 StarsD Wilson, 27/Dec/2016
Went for dog walk very enjoyable quite busy lots of cyclists and families but you can still find a path which no one else is on
Cafe very good but busy prices not too dear
Lack of dog poo bins