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Dog Walking

Woman clearing up after her dogCannock Chase is prefect for man best friend. There are miles of tracks and paths for you and your dog to explore. However, to keep your woodlands a safe, healthy and enjoyable place for you and your dog, please:

Dogs must remain under control at all times. This can be voice command or lead. We ask that dogs remain out of the pools. This is for the benefit of the wildlife and to respect the fishermen’s rightsDuring summer months, open heathland


areas are very important for ground nesting birds, so please can you keep your dogs of these areas. 

We operate a flick and stick policy. In wider forest areas, if you dog fouls on a path please find a stick and flick it into the forest. However, around the main visitor centre areas, please bag and use the bins provided near the cafe.

The cafe is dog friendly. Please use the area immediately to your left as you enter, the main cafe area, to the right, is strictly no dogs. Water bowls are provided, and tap is located around the back of the cafe.

Thanks and enjoy.

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.