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Burntwood - a good place to cycle from into the surrounding countryside.
By riding a bicycle, you can travel silently along country lanes plus miles of traffic free trails.
The Bicycle carries you and your luggage. Just sit
and enjoy the exercise. Feel the wind on your face.
Pedal back the years.
Change to a healthier lifestyle
You maybe out of condition, cycling, good company,
and fresh air will really help.
If your interested in getting started, need some company
or local route knowledge , just click
Feel the freedom
your bike can give.
Winter / Spring
Is a good time to start cycling with a group.
Rides are shorter .
Under the age of 18 must be accompanied by
a responsible adult
(affiliated to the CTC)
10 miles.Mostly Traffic free.
Based around Chase Water Country Park and adjoining Canal towing paths.
Under 16’s must be accompanied by a
We have an amazing number
of traffic free routes around the Burntwood / Chase
area. Join us on a Family ride
to find out more
Cycling and Walking Maps
1, High Street, Chasetown,
Monday’s to Saturday
09.00 to 17.00 (Closed Thursday)
Off Road Cycling- Cannock Chase
theBIKESCHOOL.net aims to provide top
quality skills courses on Cannock Chase
using the famous Follow the
Dog and Monkey Trail.
They run courses for beginners through to
Start by riding around the
Chase Water Country Park,
It’s very important to start cycling gradually over a period of several weeks. Don’t expect your body to perform miracles
from day one, it takes time to build your self up, both mentally and physical.
The rewards are well worth going through the “fitness barrier” to reach a new more healthy world.
You will need to cycle at least once every week to stay fit.
After riding around Chase Water Country Park a
few times, you should be ready for National cycle Network “Route 5” to Pelsall and Walsall nearly
all traffic free.
Or along quiet country lanes of route 5 to Beacon Park Lichfield, enjoy a break in Beacon Park
Now your ready for “A Day Out”
Start by riding up to Castle Ring, get used to the hills.
(Please don't ride around castle ring).
When your happy climbing to the ring, your ready to
venture into “Cannock Chase”.
Down Telegraph hill, and on to Brindley Heath Pumping
station / Railway crossing for “Kit bag Hill”.
With practice you can look forward to enjoying
Kit Bag Hill, Sherbrook valley, Milford, Shugborough Park, Great Haywood Packhorse Bridge, along the
canal to little Haywood, then Seven springs, and
back home through the Chase. Follow the Chase cycle circuit, well signed, easy to follow.
What more variety could you ask for, on your
door step, without the need for the car.
Go on, try it for yourself
A typical winter club cyclists road mileage is around 30
to 50 miles per ride.
In the summer club rides vary from 40 to 120 miles.
Don’t forget, to always carry food and plenty of liquid.
Light weight water proof clothing, and warm jumper, plus
an OS map.
Spare inner tube, pump, and tool kit.
A first aid kit is a good idea!
Avoid a lonely day by
riding with a group.
Canal Permit - No longer required.
New section of NCNNetwork Route 5, between
Chase Water Country Park —Hednesford — Cannock Chase and Stafford is being developed.
The route will hopefully be a “green way” mostly traffic free utilizing old mineral railway formations, linking the visitor
centre Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase.
Canal towing path has been upgraded
between Chasewater Dam and Aldridge.
From the Dam, follow NCN route 5 towards Brownhills, but at Burntwood road bridge stay on canal to Ogley Junction. (nr Grasmere gardens.
Turn right over Iron foot bridge and continue to Anchor bridge and Cats Hill Junction.
Here you can turn left for Walsall Wood, Aldridge, and through to Gas Street Basin, Birmingham. (2hrs)
Turning right will take you to Brownhills, (take care over green foot bridge), or continue to rejoin the National Cycle Network route 5, for Pelsall and Walsall or continue along the canal to Wolverhampton.
Enjoy your ride through the
beautiful countryside. Leave no trace that you
ever passed by.
Take home only your litter and memories.