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Cannock Chase "the green heart of Staffordshire" is perfectly placed.
At its heart lie the majestic woodlands, valleys and heathlands of Cannock Chase, an internationally acclaimed Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- Cannock Chase is the smallest mainland Area of Outstanding natural Beauty (AONB) in England and Wales at 68 sq km or 26 sq miles.
- Along with its beautiful landscape, the Chase has important and unusual wildlife, including the Cannock Chase berry, Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary butterfly and a herd of wild Fallow Deer. Uncommon birds included the Nightjar and Woodlark.
- Trees are an important part of the Chase and include Oaks in Brocton Coppice which are 600 years old to Birch and Pine woodlands great for walking and cycling.
- There is a fascinating history to the Chase, where there was once mining, charcoal and glass making.
- Extensive area of the Chase were used for military training and army encampments for World Wars I and II.
- Over 1.5 million people visit the Chase every year to walk, cycle, picnic and enjoy the peace and quiet.