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Follow the Dog Trail - Cannock Chase

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Follow the Dog trail at Cannock Chase in the Midlands, is a red graded 7 mile intermediate mountain bike trail aimed at aimed at competent mountain bikers. Read more

place Cannock Chase Trail Centre, Rugeley, WS15 2UQ



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Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 8.3333 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 8.2708 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 8.2708 out of 10
Facilities 8.3125 out of 10
Location 8.3125 out of 10

"good single track"
Review by: glido on 22 February 2008

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Follow the Dog is a red graded 7 mile intermediate mountain bike trail aimed at competent mountain bikers located on Cannock Chase in the Midlands.

The Midlands first dedicated mountain bike trail. In 2005 the trail was completely designed and built by Chase Trails and more recently additional sections have been added including the all new Tackeroo descent which was built as part of the contractor works to the Monkey Trail and was opened in April 2010.

The trail has been designed and built to make the most of the low elevation of the area and sand/gravel tree lined terrain.

The trail is free to ride and open all year round. Please observe and follow any sign posted diversions which are necessary from time to time for trail maintenance or other safety reasons.

Ample parking and visitor facilities are provided by the Forestry Commission at Birches Valley Visitors Centre and cycle hire and support is also available at the site courtesy of Swinnerton Cycles Forest Centre.

Groups with younger children or novice riders are advised not to ride the trails but to choose one of the green way marked Leisure Trails.


  • Parking Parking
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Parking Parking
  • Toilets Toilets
  • Bike Hire Bike Hire
  • Bike Wash Bike Wash
  • Cafe Cafe


Nearest Town: Rugeley
Sat Nav: WS15 2UQ
Grid Ref: SK 018170

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