Get off the beaten track on board an all-terrain forest segway – Go Ape’s epic forest adventure with a down-to-earth twist. It’s a totally unique way to tackle our trails. Min age 10yrs and min weight 7 Stone. For more information and to book visit Go Ape Forest Segway.

Cannock was called Chenet in the Domesday Book of 1086. It was called Chnoc c.1130, Cnot in 1156, Canot in 1157, and Canoc in 1198. Cannock is probably Old English cnocc meaning 'hillock', modified by Norman pronunciation by the insertion of a vowel to Canoc. The name may refer to Shoal Hill, north-west of the town.[4]

With winter now approaching us (noooo!), Birches Valley car park's opening hours are being reduced over the coming months once again. Please keep this in mind if you're riding late. The car park now closes at 8pm.

Cannock is located close to the M6, M6 toll and M54 motorways. There is an extensive network of local buses radiating out from Cannock town centre. The town's main bus operator is Arriva Midlands, who operate the majority of services to and from Cannock bus station.

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The prefect starting point for a woodland walk. From a gentle stroll around the Lady Hill Trail with lots to see and do, to longer walks around the picturesque Fairoak or Sherbrook valleys.

Cannock lies to the north of the West Midlands conurbation on the M6, A34 and A5 roads, and to the south of Cannock Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Cannock is served by a railway station on the Chase Line. The town comprises four district council electoral wards and the Cannock South ward includes the civil parish of Bridgtown, but the rest of Cannock is unparished.

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All volunteers get a free day parking pass – come and help out in the morning, and ride in the afternoon for free!

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Welcome to the new Tourism pages for Cannock Chase District. This section contains information about Cannock Chase and the surrounding area including towns, events, accommodation, markets and parks and open spaces.

75.5% of residents described their health as good or very good.[1] The proportion who described themselves as White British was 95.6%, with all white ethnic groups making up 97.4% of the population. The ethnic make-up of the rest of the population was 1.0% mixed/multiple ethnic groups, 0.69% Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi, 0.34% Chinese, 0.17% other Asian, 0.35% Black and 0.065% other.[18] 3.1% of Cannock's residents were born outside the United Kingdom.[19]

The Council has taken significant steps to reduce expenditure and present a balanced budget but faces further challenges in the future...

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Chase Grammar School (called Lyncroft House School 1980-1996 then Chase Academy until January 2013) is an independent co-educational boarding school with a day nursery as well as over 200 pupils up to age 19.

Birches Valley Car Park: September opening hours are 7:30am to 8pm

Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School is a voluntary aided Roman Catholic secondary school with around 950 pupils aged 11–18.

Enjoy adventure high above the forest floor, taking on zip-wires, tarzan swings and a variety of obstacles! Mini-Tarzans can also get in on the action with Go Ape’s Tree Top Junior course (min age 4yrs and min height 1m). For more information and to book visit Go Ape.

Cannock has a moderate, temperate climate. See Penkridge weather station for details of average temperature and rainfall figures taken between 1981 and 2010 at the Met Office weather station in Penkridge (around 5 miles (8 km) north-west of Cannock).

Cannock railway station closed in 1965 as part of the Beeching Axe. It reopened in 1989 under British Rail and is part of the Rugeley - Cannock - Walsall - Birmingham line operated by London Midland. There are two trains per hour from the station to Rugeley, Walsall, and Birmingham. The journey time to Birmingham is around 45 minutes.

Cannock has a free weekly local newspaper, the Cannock & Rugeley Chronicle (an edition of the Cannock & Lichfield Chronicle).[21] Another free weekly, the Chase Post (an edition of the Cannock Chase & Burntwood Post),[22] ceased publication in November 2011.[23]

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Welcome to Cannock Shopping Centre in the heart of Cannock.

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72.7% of the 10,509 men aged 16 to 74 were economically active, including 45.1% working full-time, 5.6% working part-time and 12.6% self-employed. The male unemployment rate (Male unemployment)(of those economically active) was 9.9%.[13] 60.7% of the 10,724 women aged 16 to 74 were economically active, including 26.8% working full-time, 23.5% working part-time and 3.1% self-employed. The female unemployment rate (of those economically active) was 7.5%.[14]

Cannock is on a south-west facing slope, falling from the highest point on Cannock Chase (244 m) at Castle Ring, to about 148 m in the town centre and 111 m near Wedges Mills. The soil is light with a gravel and clay subsoil, and there are extensive coal measures.

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Cannock Chase is home to the award winning and highly popular Follow the Dog and Monkey Trail mountain bike trails, as well as Stile Cop’s downhill trails. A combination of hand built and contractor built trails, it has taken well over 25,000 man hours from volunteers to build the trails – that’s about 3 solid years of work, with no sleep!

Cannock is also served by its own community radio station, called Cannock Radio, based in Kingston Court in the town.

See our events calendar for things to do in the area.

The responses to the voluntary question "What is your religion?" were 'No religion' (24.8%), Christian (68.3%), Buddhist (0.13%), Hindu (0.10%), Jewish (0.02%), Muslim (0.26%), Sikh (0.36%), and other religion (0.24%). 5.8% gave no answer.[20]

Cannock is served by the national radio stations, and West Midlands "regional" licences Planet Rock, Smooth Radio West Midlands and Heart West Midlands. The town is also covered by Free Radio Black Country and Shropshire on 97.2 and BBC WM on 95.6 FM.

Cannock (/ˈkænək/) population 29,018[1] at the 2011 census, is the most populous of three towns in the district of Cannock Chase in the central southern part of the county of Staffordshire in the West Midlands region of England.

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The Express & Star is a paid-for local newspaper, published in Wolverhampton on weekdays.[24]

Cannock has a reasonably sized town centre which includes some well known high street names. It also has outdoor and indoor markets and a shopping centre, however some of Cannock's other shopping facilities are to be found in out of town locations such as Longford Island Retail Estate and the Orbital Retail Park.