Autumn walks, be an Advisor and Good Lighting Guide

Autumn september

Date: September 2023

Autumn on Cannock Chase

What's New

Autumn Walking - 6 new walks

Autumn couple walking

A series of 6 new walks have been published to enjoy across the Chase. The walks, jointly prepared by the Ramblers and Cannock Chase AONB team, range in lengths from 4.75 miles to 9.25 miles and take in different areas from Castle Ring and Beaudesert Old Park in the south to Sow Valley, Tixall and Shugborough in the North. All are available from Cannock Chase Visitor Centre and on the website here to download. All leaflets have the appropriate OS map section, a detailed description of the route and where to park to start/finish to help you to access and enjoy the walks.

New walks  

Newsletter trails

New Videos of Trails

To accompany the new Milford Common, Brindley Heath and RAF Hednesford Trail leaflets on Cannock Chase Country Park, 6 videos have been produced to help you to plan your visit and show what you can expect from each of these smaller walks. Ranging from 1.25 to 2.25 miles in length. These walks are also available to download here. 

Watch the Videos

Become an AONB Advisor

Landscape Planning Officer

Could you make a difference to one of England’s finest landscapes? The Cannock Chase National Landscape Partnership is looking to invite new advisors to its governing body – the Joint Committee.

As a non-voting partner, your voluntary role will be to advise and influence policies and actions to ensure that the natural beauty of Cannock Chase is conserved and enhanced, and that the designated landscape continues to benefit local residents, businesses and visitors.

We want to be a more diverse and inclusive partnership.  We are keen to hear from individuals or organisations who feel that they can represent and speak for a range of people in different sectors and interests in the area including black and ethnic minority groups, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ groups, young people and education, the arts, health and wellbeing, climate change.

To find out more and how to apply to be an advisor please click on the  below.

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Sunday Guided Horse Ride 


The Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation Partnership and British Horse Society will team up again to run a guided ride through Cannock Chase on Sunday 15th October 2023. The rides highlight responsible and safe riding for the environment and other site user friends of the Chase. The ride is now booked up but other rides will be available in the future.

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Good Lighting Guide

Good Lighting Guide

The Cannock Chase National Landscape Partnership is seeking your support to reduce light pollution to protect and improve the dark skies above Cannock Chase.  Artificial lighting introduces a suburban feel and erodes the natural beauty of our nationally important landscape.  It also has adverse impacts on our health and wellbeing, wildlife behaviour, as well as wasting resources.

The Good Lighting Guide demonstrates how simple changes to the way we light our homes, businesses and neighbourhoods can have big impacts.  We are urging all Local Planning Authorities in the area, as well as parish councils, householders, businesses and landowners to read the Guide and curb the spread of unnecessary artificial light – both within the designated area as well as from the surrounding conurbations.

Good Lighting Guide

DEFRA Update

For information please find update here on a recent statement from the Secretary of State for Defra setting out a package of measures to support nature recovery in Protected Landscapes. The Statement reiterated the Government’s commitment to our Protected Landscapes.

The package includes a commitment to new legislation through an amendment (by Lord Randall) to the Levelling up and Regeneration Bill at Third Reading to enhance the Management Plans of Protected Landscapes – National Parks and AONBs – by bolstering the contribution of partners to help deliver them, ensuring better outcomes for people and nature. We understand that the Government continues to finalise its full response to its consultation on implementing the Landscapes Review (launched January 2022), but no date for an announcement has been set.

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Images in this e-newsletter thanks to Robert Cartwright