Follow the Dog Trail - Cannock Chase
Trail Status:  

Open - All Clear

Nearest Town: Rugeley   

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

Trail Community

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
  • Bike Hire Bike Hire
  • Bike Wash Bike Wash
  • Cafe Cafe
  • Parking Parking
  • Toilets Toilets
Nearest Town: Rugeley
Sat Nav: WS15 2UQ
Grid Ref: SK 018170

Trail Reviews Summary

Fun factor
Fun factor 8.2889 out of 10
Trail variety
Trail variety 8.2000 out of 10
Trail quality
Trail quality 8.2000 out of 10
Facilities 8.2444 out of 10
Location 8.2444 out of 10

"fun trail"
Review by: sparkyTFC on 27 July 2009

Read all reviews

Trail Location

Map not available

View Larger Map

Cannock Chase is located between Stafford, Cannock and Rugeley. Cannock Forest is disected by several roads including the A460 and A513. Public transport is available from Stafford, Rugeley and Cannock.

Submitted by:
Last modified: 2018-06-06 20:43:06
Follow the Dog Trail - Cannock Chase 4.1 out of 5 based on 45 ratings. 45 user reviews.

Disclaimer: All trails and location details have been submitted to this website by independent contributors and resources. We hold no personal responsibility for the accuracy or legality of any trail description or location published herein. All listings are for information only.