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    Cannock chase

    Hi folks
    decided to head to cannock chase thie coming sat(20th) for the first time, Just wanted to know if i need a map to get round,as i recently went to sherwood pines and got lost several times on the red route, or is cannock better signposted?
    also is there anything else i need to know??
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    Re: Cannock chase

    Hi there connieboy - Have been to Cannock once and honestly believe I could now find my way around - which is saying something!! Seemed quite easy. Come on you lot - answer the lad.


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    Re: Cannock chase

    you shouldn't have aproblem I don't think.
    Only ben the once, i was following other people but the signs are pretty obvious.
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    Re: Cannock chase

    Trek should know the place better than her own bedroom the amount of time she's spent there.

    In fact she should know every bush by name by now.

    Q goes there quite a bit as well. or so i'm told
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    Re: Cannock chase

    was there yesterday connieboy, top trails, very well signposted, no map required.


    start at the visitor center on birches valley just infront of swinnerton cycles

    its a blast, do the dog and aprrox 7 miles and about 14 in total if you add the monkey


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    Re: Cannock chase

    Thanks you guys, has anyone got a postcode for the best place to park near the start of the trails
    thanks again
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    Re: Cannock chase

    Hi Con,

    The postcode is WS15 2UQ.

    As for the trails being signposted, you shouldn't have any issues. The only sign some people miss is on the Monkey Trail. When you go over the rail crossing followed by the road crossing, there is a sign post that some people miss. Remember that you need to go right and not straight up the fireroad.

    Apart from that, you should be fine!
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    Trek should know the place better than her own bedroom the amount of time she's spent there.

    In fact she should know every bush by name by now.
    You name your bush? More information than I could possibly ever want or need there...

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    Goresbush? Gorethorne?

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    Re: Cannock chase

    Hi Connieboy, you might find this weather forecast for Cannock Chase useful. It is set to the "ten-day", but you can page to "today", "tomorrow" or "next-day" as well.

    http://uk.weather.com/weather/10day-Cannock-UKXX1025

    I have been to Cannock Chase, and their "Follow The Dog" red trail is harder than Sherwood Pines (which is a good thing). I haven't been on the Monkey Trail, but MBR just voted it "Reader Trail of the Year" - they called it "brilliant". Enjoy the ride!
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