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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 in quieter surronding Car Parks.

What do other visitors say?

My horses love going on a ride across the chase however some of the bridle paths are over grown please could you get them looking lovely again!

Anonymous, 29/Dec/2017

We are glad you enjoy riding across the Chase! The bridle paths are managed by Staffordshire Council, you can get in touch and report path issues to them by emailing

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how much is the horse ride

Anonymous, 20/Aug/2016

We do not do Horse Riding directly. There are a few Horse Riding stables around Cannock Chase who you could contact directly.

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The bridleways on Canncok Chase are being ignored and eroded by the bikes. The rangers appear to be anti horse.

Jane, 25/May/2016

The bridleways on Cannock Chase pass through land with various land ownerships and we work to maintain them. To report specific path issues please contact

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Last updated: 29th February 2016

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OS Grid ref: SJ 999172
Postcode: WS15 2UA

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Cannock Chase

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