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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 2017. These dates are subject to change so please check before you visit.

Monday 10th April – Friday 5th May

Monday 8th May – Friday 16th June

Monday 23rd October – Monday 30th October

*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.

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 2017 rates remain at £10 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?

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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1 Star 1 Star

Money money money its not funny

we have nowhere to stay.

Can we buy foresty enterprise shares you must make a fortune.

Was born in Hednesford and until recently loved to come back to Takeroo each summer, thanks for ruining our summer holidays. It needs someone to start a petition to start and get things sorted. Us caravaners and campers need a voice in this wilderness of high profit management. Whats next ? selling of the deer to a burger chain.

Pie eater, 22/Aug/2017

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. During times when Tackeroo is not open for camping and caravanning, you can contact local tourism information, who will be able to advise you on other campsites available.

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1 Star 1 Star

Such a fantastic facility but its being needlessly wasted by closing for the entirety of the summer season. There are no events today but officially the site is closed.

The running of events in this fashion may be part of the Forestry Commission's objectives to benefit people through eventual reinvestment but an incredible facility is clearly being squandered on a daily basis just to facilitate a few isolated events.

Ben, 20/Aug/2017

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. To set up the infrastructure for some of these events, and then take it down can last a few days, so to allow this to take place safely the site remains closed for public camping.

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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: 23rd October 2017

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OS Grid ref: SK 001168
Postcode: WS15 2UA

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