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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

During 7th - 10th July 2017 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?

I think it's time to write a letter to the local MP regarding your mismanagement of OUR local facility. Stop the culture of block booking the summer season for weddings. I'm sure you can find another location for your corporate activities.

Anonymous, 13/Aug/2017

The decision to only accommodate camping on the site for a limited period of the year, has only been taken after careful consideration of how we make best use of everything we have to offer in the Cannock area. 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 at selected dates.

Forestry Commission Response

Using the only public camping site on Cannock Chase for commercial events and money making schemes such as weddings is reducing the general publics opportunity to enjoy the Chase. There are plenty locations that could be utilised for such events however Tackeroo is the only public camping site. Cherry pickering the peak summer period has left us without this valuable local leisure facility. It is also worth noting that the site has remained closed regardless of whether there is a event on or not.

Anonymous, 12/Aug/2017

Thank you for your comments. 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, outside of these dates you can contact the Local Tourist information for more details on other camping sites on and around Cannock Chase.

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1 Star 1 Star

Why close during the 6 weeks holiday? This is not right for the campers and children, stay open, bulls showers and toilets and it could make a killing loads of people like it there

Chloe, 27/Jul/2017

When not used for 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.

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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: 19th May 2017

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OS Grid ref: SK 001168
Postcode: WS15 2UA

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