Staffordshire Treasure Trails
Treasure Trails – treasure hunt and explore!
Treasure Trails’ treasure hunts are a fun and unique way to explore cities, towns and villages in the UK. Solve a murder mystery, find the hidden treasure or complete a spy mission whilst seeing the best historic and picturesque sights on one of over 500 exciting themed walks. A great family day out! Download your Trail from www.treasuretrails.co.uk
In 2001 Chadsmoor Tapestry Group undertook the mammoth task of creating an 11ft by 6ft 3D tapestry dedicated to the heritage of Cannock and Cannock Chase. The tapestry took the group six years to complete with the group learning new skills and techniques as well as becoming more aware of their surroundings.
This unique tapestry framed by oak trees features images from Cannock’s past and present and also flowers and animals found on Cannock Chase. Using silk fabric and silk threads the falling leaves with sepia canvas work images represent Cannock’s past whilst the black and white images inside the bandstand represent Cannock’s present with the leaves and flowers of the lime cascading over the top of the bandstand representing the lime trees surrounding the ancient bowling green. Set in the roof of the bandstand is the Armorial Bearings of Cannock Chase.
The Cannock Embroidery can be viewed at Cannock Chase Council's Civic Offices, please contact Reception staff for access on 01543 462621. Viewing times: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Set in the superb Chasewater Country Park in south Staffordshire we are a volunteer run registered charity. We operate standard gauge heritage steam and diesel trains on Sundays 11am - 3pm and selected Saturdays 11am - 3pm.
We are located in Chasewater Country Park, just off the southbound A5 at Brownhills West and the Railway is conveniently placed for visitors from every part of the country.
Friends of Cannock Chase
The Friends of Cannock Chase are a group of volunteers that looks after the well-being of the Chase.
Organised walks to appreciate both its history and beauty are planned throughout the year.
If you would like more information and how to join us, please contact call: 01785 665440 or for more information visit: Friends of Cannock Chase
Go Ape! Cannock Chase
Birches Valley Forest Centre
Go Ape Tree Top Challenge
Take a tree top adventure (including Tarzan swings and epic zip wires) and get back in touch with your inner ape.
Find out more and book at http://goape.co.uk/days-out/cannock
Go Ape Forest Segway
Jump on board an all terrain, electric Segway for a guided forest safari.
Find out more and book at http://goape.co.uk/forest-segway
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure
Uncover family-fuelled fun in the great outdoors. This course is designed with the younger families in mind - harness up and join in or cheer on from the forest floor!
Find out more and book at www.goape.co.uk
Telephone: 01603 895500
Incarace Hednesford Raceway
Hednesford Hills Raceway is the biggest and fastest Stockcar track in the UK.
Events range from Banger racing spectaculars to demolition Derbies and Hot Rod racing, fantastic fun for all the family.
For a full list of Fixtures telephone: Weekdays 01252 322920 / Racedays 01543 422046 or visit the web site Hednesford Hills Raceway
12 Walsall Road,
Please visit www.cannockcinema.co.uk or telephone: 01543 574425 for latest news on current film showings and show times.
Cycling on Cannock Chase
Cannock Chase is the premier location for mountain biking in the Midlands with routes to suit all ages and abilities. For serious mountain bikers two red graded trails ‘Follow the Dog’ and the ‘Monkey Trail’ have been built in partnership with local volunteer group ‘Chase Trails’ to offer riders an exciting challenging ride while minimising conflict with other users and the impact of the landscape. Mountain bikers are asked to show consideration to other forest users whilst on shared tracks and to avoid the more sensitive areas of Cannock Chase such as the areas of open heathland.
Cannock Chase Cycle Centre
Cannock Chase Cycle Centre is the focal point for cycling on Cannock Chase. The centre is the starting point for cycle routes including the 'Follow the Dog' and 'Monkey Trail' technical bike trails. There are experts are on hand who can provide information, tuition for all abilities, tips on service and maintenance, hire facilities, bike wash and much, much more.
Hollybush Garden Centre
Hollybush Garden Centre & Aquaria is the ideal location for a complete day out.
There is something for everyone of all ages. Our superb development stretches over 20 acres and 90,000 square feet is all under cover, with easy access walkways for the able and less able to move around.
No matter if you are a keen gardener or a mere beginner, our staff are most friendly and very helpful, always on hand to give you every assistance and advice.
Hollybush Garden Centre & Aquaria
Tel: 01922 418050
Fax: 01922 701028
Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre
A wide array of gardening products on offer, an inspiring giftware department, a popular conservatory restaurant serving delicious home-cooked food and a calendar of great gardening events throughout the year, a visit to Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre is a delight for all the family.
Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre
Telephone: 01889 574884
Website: Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre
Through Cannock Chase Heritage Trail we are now able to bring our heritage to life.
To experience the history and beauty of Cannock Chase, why not take a walk or cycle along the Cannock Chase Heritage Trail? The 10 mile trail, suitable for walkers and cyclists, and mostly accessible for wheelchairs, takes in the historic sites of the area, as well as providing the chance to explore the beautiful landscape of Cannock Chase. You can find out more and pick up a leaflet for this Heritage Lottery Funded trail from the Museum of Cannock Chase, which provides an information hub for the trail.
Visit England - Staffordshire
Find out more about Staffordshire and where to visit at www.visitengland.com/things-to-do/staffordshire
Sport and Leisure
For more information relating to the Centres below please follow the blue links:
- Chase Leisure Centre - 01543 504065
- Rugeley Leisure Centre - 01889 586260
- Rugeley Rose Community Hall & Theatre - 01889 584036
- Prince of Wales Centre (Theatre) - 01543 578762
- Cannock Park Golf Course - 01543 578850
- Beaudesert Golf Club - 01543 422626
- Cannock Rugby Club - 01543 495211
- Rugeley Rugby Club - 07889 088558
- Hednesford Town Football Club - 01543 422870
- Chase Golf Club – 01785 712888