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Chasewater  Country Park

Staffordshire - West Midlands 

 WS8 7

 

Chasewater Country Park is the greatest asset the area has to offer,  with it's Lakes, woods and heath land . Being mostly flat makes it easy going for both walking and cycling. The National cycle Network route 5 passes through the Park. With easy access from Birmingham City centre and Walsall by route 5 or canal, traffic free all the way.

From Wolverhampton along the canal  to Chasewater dam.  From Lichfield by NCN route 5, and  from Aldridge along the canal to the dam.  There are also long distance footpaths, including the Beacon Way, linking into Chasewater's  own footpaths and cycle way

 

 

Chasewater  will hopefully be linked by National cycle Network route 5 to Cannock Chase in the near future.

Most of the route will be traffic free. Planning consent has been obtained by sustrans for 50% of the route.

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Lichfield District Councils  Information for Visitors leaflet can be picked up from the Rangers Office and contains a map to guide visitors round the Park. 

 

 

 email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk or phone the parks  team on 01543 308860.

 

 

 

 

 

Chasewater Country Park's 360 hectares of water and open space host many leisure activities including water skiing, sailing, angling, and  a steam railway. There are excellent bird watching,  opportunities. 

 

At the south shore entrance (off the A5 at Brownhills) and near M6 Toll  junction  is car parking, toilets and a children's play area.

 

 

The park provides a home for many birds and animals where the keen naturalist can find rare habitats to visit including Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

 

 

Chasewater Wild Life Group

www.chasewater.org.uk

Information about  wildlife in and around Chasewater Country Park,  South Staffordshire.

 

 

 

 

  Chasewater in summer

 

 

 

 

 

Chasewater Railway   

Museum and cafe       

 

 

 

 

 

Family Cycle Rides

around the Park

and adjoining area

 

 

Come along and see for your self.

 

Everyone welcome.

Grandad, Grandma, Mom, Dad, Children.

Single male or female.

 Enjoy riding in the safety of a group.

breakfast and coffee stops

 

 

Under 16s must be accompanied by a

responsible adult.

 

All welcome

 

Click for information

 

For more details contact

 Dave      click    07866028154

 Mark      click    01922 693167

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cafe's

in Chasewater Country Park

 

 

South Shore Cafe

and Innovation Centre

 near main A5 entrance  and car park.

 

 

Brownhills West 

 Rail station  (South West)

 

 

Bubbles Cafe

  Power boat centre (nr above)

 

 

Chasewater Heaths Station

 near  to Morison's, Burntwood.

 

 

Bradshaw's Farm

 shop & cafe

North of Chasewater.

along the bypass cycle route towards

Rawnsley & Gentleshaw Common.

 

         

Anchor Pub

 Chester Rd. Canal Bridge,

 Brownhills.  along the canal towards Aldridge.

 

 

Corner Cafe

 Pelsall

(near the clock)  along NCN route 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cycle Shops around

Chasewater

 

Sanders Cycles  

Sanders Cycles established  1880.

Family run business with the knowledge to help you make the

 right decisions,   buying or getting your cycle fixed..

 1, High Street,  Chasetown,  Burntwood. 

Staffs.   01543 686102 

  Mondays to Saturday 09.00 to 17.00 

 (Closed Thursday)      

         www.sanderscycles.co.uk             

 

 

 

 

Pedal Power Medic

Mobile Cycle Repair and Maintenance

Service 

Mobile:          07956 008769

Workshop:    01922 701421

www.pedalpowermedic.co.uk 

 

 

 

Cycle Shack

127 Hednesford Road  Heath Hayes, Cannock

Staffordshire.  WS12 3HL

Tel: 01543 495499

www.cycleshackonline.co.uk

Opening Hours:

Monday - 9am - 7.30pm Tuesday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm

Saturday - 9am - 6pm Sunday - Closed

10% discount for ctc members

 

 

 

 

 

Off Road Cycling

Cannock Chase

 

the BIKESCHOOL.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 advanced riders".

 

 

 

Staffordshire

 Cycling and Walking Maps

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Fencing at Chasewater Country Park

 

Lichfield District Council manages large areas of heathland at Chasewater Country Park. This is a huge task, and one that can be achieved more efficiently by grazing animals. We have been successfully grazing heathland at the Anglesey Basin area for two years now, using hardy Dexter cattle that are ideally suited for the job.

 

Thanks to a successful bid for Higher Level Scheme funding from Natural England, cows will be introduced onto more areas of the Country Park to help manage the important heathland habitat. This means the North Shore area has been fenced off, ready to introduce cattle.

 

We want the area to remain as accessible as possible, as the gates and fencing is to keep the cattle in, not the people out. We have installed specially designed gates that will allow walkers, cyclists and horse riders to use the area as normal.

 

 This includes two gates across the cycle track near the Chasewater Heaths railway station. While this is a big change to the area, we hope everyone will support the grazing project and adjust to the gates over time.

 

 contact

 Justine Lloyd, Countryside Officer,

 on 01543 308164.