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Welcome to Rugeley

Cannock Chase Heritage Trail is a 10-mile route linking the towns of Cannock, Hednesford and Rugeley. It passes through, or close to sites of historic or environmental interest, with interpretation boards along the way that tell the story of each location.

Intended to support a healthy lifestyle, the Trail is a facility for walkers and cyclists, offering walks and off-road cycle routes.

The trail has been supported by funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and several project partners.

The trail consists of mixed surfaces of tarmac, gravel and concrete. Gradients in some of the rural sections of the trail can be difficult for manual wheelchairs and buggies.

These include:

  • A short section between Hednesford Park (along the former railway line) and Rugeley Road (A460)
  • A short section near the concrete standing area adjacent to Brindley Heath Road
  • A short section between Cannock Chase Visitor Centre and Birches Valley Forest Centre.

The trail passes close to wildlife sites of international importance. Cycle wheels, horse hooves, and feet, can severely damage these sites, and out of control dogs disturb wildlife. Please help us to protect
wildlife by remaining on designated routes and by
keeping dogs under close control.


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