Summer fun, videos and poetry

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Date: August 2023

Summer on Cannock Chase

What's New

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New Videos of Trails

To accompany the new Milford Common, Brindley Heath and RAF Hednesford Trail leaflets, 6 videos have been produced to help you to plan your visit and show what you can expect from each of the walks. 

The new refreshed leaflets are available from the Cannock Chase Visitor Centre and on the Cannock Chase website . The trails are all on well waymarked footpaths and are each about 2 miles long. Ideal for all the family to enjoy.

Watch the Videos

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New Team Member

A very warm welcome to Karen Davies to the AONB team as she starts her new role as Farming in Protected Landscapes Officer. Karen started this week and will be working alongside Colin Manning. Karen will be working with farmers and land managers across Cannock Chase and neighbouring land, supporting applications for funding for projects which will protect and enhance The Chase both now and into the future. Karen commented "I’m excited to be part of the team working to care for this stunning landscape."

Please get in touch with Karen or Colin Manning to find out more.

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AONB Landscape Planning Officer

Landscape Planning Officer

Could you make a difference to one of England’s finest landscapes?  We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed landscape planner to join the AONB Team to help conserve and enhance this nationally important landscape. You will provide landscape-related planning input on behalf of the AONB Partnership to local planning authorities, reviewing impacts and offering clear and reasoned advice. You will also advise on strategic planning policies to ensure the AONB and its wider setting are considered and protected.

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The Taste of Rain

Cherry Doyle explores the landscape and history of Cannock Chase through her poetry here in her most recent published book. Copies can be purchased here.

Buy the book

Taste of rain

Family Summer Fun!

Cannock Chase Creatures

Cannock Chase Creatures

New for summer 2023 an Augmented Reality Trail that introduces children and their families to the Chase Creatures which help understand how to look after and protect Cannock Chase at Marquis Drive Visitor Centre. This initiative has been funded by the Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation (SAC) Partnership and Cannock Chase Cultural Education Partnership, as part of the broader Cannock Chase Can programme.

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Future Guardians

Become a Future Guardian

We hope that today’s youngsters will be the Future Guardians of Cannock Chase tomorrow. Activity sheets for children of all ages, can be found on the Future Guardians of Cannock Chase webpage. 

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Features of Cannock Chase

The glossy guide has over 50 beautifully illustrated species which you can find on Cannock Chase.  Copies are available to purchase for only £4 on Amazon. Get your copy now, get into the outdoors and explore. A great activity for all the family.

Buy your copy

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Sherbrook Trail replaced by The Perry Trail

Sherbrook trail

As part of Forestry England 2021 cycle trail improvement project, and to safeguard the fragile wildlife habitats, the Sherbrook cycling trail is no longer one of the Forestry England-managed trails from Cannock Chase Forest. Cannock Chase Forest was able to secure the funding needed to build a new bike trail called The Perry Trail. This exciting trail is now available aimed at moderate level cyclists, and located fully in Cannock Chase Forest which is an environment that is much more robust and suited to the numbers of cyclists previously seen on the Sherbrook trail.

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