Cannock Chase Ramble

Sunday 3rd February 2013 at 10.30am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Cannock Chase Visitor Centre (cafe), Marquis Drive, Hednesford, Staffordshire  WS12 4PW
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
3 hours 0 mins  (2 hours 0 mins cycling)
Breeze Bike Rides
Guided Rides Great routes and support from trained leaders


Breeze Bike Rides in Wolverhampton

Cannock Chase is noted for its outstanding natural beauty and a great way to see it is on a bike.

This route follows the picturesque Sherbrook Valley with its open heathland and forests.  We will visit the famous Stepping Stones of Cannock Chase, giving your bike a wash as you ride through.  Heading back, the views from the top of Abrahams Valley are wonderful; looking around, you will see Cannock’s Natural Forests. 

Continuing back, we pass through Tackeroo Campsite and the Fair Oak pools and descend down to Birches Valley for a cafe stop before we begin our return to the start.

Estimated distance is 12 miles. The speed for the ride is a base and can be increased if the group want to go faster.

A mountain bike is not essential however, you will need off-road tyres if riding a hybrid.  Be prepared to ride over gravel; along woodland trails and through mud and puddles.  It all adds to the fun.

A helmet is strongly recommended.

Spare inner tubes are essential; please ensure you bring at least one each - we will provide the necessary tools in case of punctures and mechanicals.

Parking is free if you park on Marquis Drive.  It is a short distance to ride to the meeting point outside the cafe.

Parking on the car park by the cafe is £2.00 for the day.

Please ensure you add a contact number in case we need to cancel due to bad weather.

Come rain or shine, we hope you are able to join us . . . you won't be disappointed.

Please arrive 15 minutes early for bike checks and route discussion.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Sally and Lorraine


Please note:  Extra time has been allowed in case we decide to visit Swinnerton's bike shop, which is located at Birches Valley.  We can decide this as a group on the day.

Starting Point
Cannock Chase Visitor Centre (cafe), Marquis Drive, Hednesford, Staffordshire 
Starting Postcode
WS12 4PW

Meet the Champions

  • Sally Harrington
    Sally Harrington I gave up running in 2009 and went back to cycling . . . it's sort of taken over my life :-). I enjoy cycling both on and off-road and can be found either bikepacking in the Welsh mountains; taking part in sportives or pootling along a canal towpath. I just love being out on my bike. I've met some of the best people while out on my travels. Becoming a Breeze Champion has been one of the best decisions I have made. I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm and encouraging more women to get out on their bikes.
  • Lorraine  Gaytten
    Lorraine Gaytten

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