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Tackeroo CampsiteTackeroo is a perfect location for a forest holiday. Located in mature Pine forest with basic facilities, roaming Fallow Deer and only a short drive away from Birches Valley.

Opening times

Tackeroo will be open for public Camping* and Caravanning on the following dates during 2018. These dates are subject to change so please check before you visit.

Friday 30th March – Friday 20th April

Monday 30th April – Sunday 13th May

Friday 25th May – Friday 8th June

Monday 11th June – Friday 22nd June

Monday 2nd July – Sunday 8th July

Monday 29th October – Sunday 4th November

*All caravans, camper vans, trailer tents must have a working chemical toilet facility. Tents will only be allowed if they have a separate working chemical toilet tent.

Fees are £15 per night per pitch.

When not used for public camping, Tackeroo is used for events and other activities. The running of events in this area of woodland are part of Forestry Commission objectives to provide more opportunities for people to benefit from the forest by participating in sport, community, social, health and wellbeing activities with money generated being invested back into forest management. As part of those objectives camping and caravanning will continue, please check opening dates above.

If you are attending an event please contact the event organiser directly to see if they are facilitating camping as part of their event.

Concert Camping 2018

During 29th June - 1st July 2018 Camping and Caravanning will be available by BOOKING ONLY.  Pitches will be £20 per pitch per night and portable toilets will be available for these dates so we can accommodate tents. To book a pitch please call 0300 067 4340, you will need to give your vehicle registration number and a non-refundable payment will be taken in advance.

Information

Tackeroo is a Class B site with freely drained hard standing pitches, running water, and sanilav/rubbish disposal points facilites avaliable on site. There are no toilets or electrical hook-up facilities. Birches Valley Forest Centre is short drive away.

Our 2018 rates are £15 per pitch per night. There is no need to book. A ranger will come around daily for payment, usually around breakfast or dinner time, apart from Concert Weekend pitches cannot be pre-booked.

A copy of the current Site Rules can be viewed here.

What do other visitors say?

3 Stars 3 Stars

I don't know what's worse, the fact that the site isn't open for half the year or the fact that the replies to these comments just get an generic reply!

Mountain biker., 9/Jan/2018

Called for a walk around takeroo park at christmas, nearly made a grown man cry. Trees cut down and hundreds of tons of logs stacked for removal, land covered in discarded branches mud bogs and land damage from bulldozer / logging machinery. You can now see all of the power station at Rugeley and the town itself once hidden by natures beautiful forest. Nearly got run over by mountain bike riders on 3 occasions. The foresty commison likes mountain bikers becuase they generate money, like pop concerts logging and forest weddings etc. Dont think i ever want to back to the chase, oh how times have changed, 3 cheers for the modern money making im alright world.

Former chase fan., 2/Jan/2018

Cannock Chase Forest is not only a wonderful place for a walk but it’s also a working forest, producing around 20,000 tonnes of sustainable timber each year. We have Forest Design plans for all our forests which set our management proposals; these can be viewed on our website. These highlight when areas will be thinned, felled and then re-planted. Damage caused from these operations will be fixed once all timber has been removed from site. With regards to your mountain bike incidents, we ask all visitors to be respectful and courteous of each other on multi-user trails and apologies that in this case this did not happen. Car park income from Birches Valley car park and money generated from events such as Forest Live goes back into looking after Cannock Chase Forest for people and wildlife both now and into the future.

Forestry Commission Response

Like many others I cannot see the logic of keeping a campsite closed during peak holiday periods and I shall remain unconvinced no matter how many times you quote the official party line. Many of these other activities could take place elsewhere........there is only one Tackeroo

Barbara Sears, 22/Aug/2017

Tackeroo is an area that lends itself to these events as it offers a place away from busy Visitor Centres. The running of events in this area of woodland are part of Forestry Commission objectives to provide more opportunities for people to benefit from the forest by participating in sport, community, social, health and wellbeing activities with money generated being invested back into forest management.

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Please email us at info-cannock@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry, a complaint or would like a personal reply to your comments.

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Last updated: 9th January 2018

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OS Grid ref: SK 001168
Postcode: WS15 2UA

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