Go Ape Cannock Chase

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In the heart of Staffordshire’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Treetop Challenge high ropes course will have you zipping through the forest. Cannock is proud to have a dual course so plenty of space for you and your tribe. With 5 exhilarating zipwires, and hours of fun in the trees on the quirky crossings, this is one experience not to be missed!


There's also Tree Top Adventure, a high ropes course aimed at smaller children or more nervous customers. Along with the Forest Segway experience too! Getting off the beaten track has never been so fun.

Where is Go Ape Cannock Chase located?

Go Ape Cannock Chase is located in the heart of Cannock Chase Forest, Staffordshire, within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's within an hour's drive of Birmingham and easily accessible from Trentham and Leicester.

Details on what activities are available at Go Ape Cannock Chase?

The Treetop Challenge, with approximately 1,500 metres of tree-to-tree crossings, the Treetop Adventure course for children and adults, and the Forest Segway experience are all available at Go Ape Cannock Chase. There are outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy against the backdrop of breathtaking valley vistas.

Things to do in the local area?

You may explore miles of walking trails and cycling lanes in the Cannock Chase Forest area, featuring scenic valleys and dedicated single-track trails. Birches Valley has a playground, Gruffalo sculptures, picnic areas, and a café. It's an excellent location for outdoor activities and leisure.

Other Information


  • Wear sensible clothes for adventure.
  • Footwear must be sturdy and suitable for the outdoors. No sandals, slip-off shoes, open toes or heels.
  • Gloves are a good idea. Either bring a pair or you can buy them at the cabin on the day.


  • Hire or bring your bikes to explore the cycling and mountain bike trails.
  • Explore the beautiful woodland on the walking trails.
  • Let the children loose on the children’s adventure playground.
  • Bring the dog and tackle the doggy activity trail!

Facilities & information

Features and facilities

Dog friendly


Child friendly

Information provided

Children's play area

Woodland walks

Private car parking for a charge (on site)


Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Disabled Access

Parking Available




Picnic area

Extra info

Nearest Train Station: Public transport is available from Stafford, Cannock and Rugeley. Either Rugeley Trent Valley, Rugeley Town or Hednesford stations are closest.
Price Details: Treetop Challenge - £36 Treetop Adventure Plus - £28 Treetop Adventure - £23; Forest Segway - £38;

Arrival information & directions

Address: Birches Valley, Rugeley, Staffordshire, RugeleyWS15 2UQ, United Kingdom

By car:

Cannock Go Ape is located at Birches Valley Forest Centre (not the Marquis Drive visitor centre). Birches Valley Forest Centre is just 2 miles from Rugeley, where Birches Valley road meets Penkridge Bank road.

From any direction, follow the small brown directional tourist signs.

From the M6 or Cannock: follow the A460 towards Rugeley. The brown signs with the deer logo direct along the A460 through Hednesford to a left turn onto Station Road by a Chase Car Sales. Immediately you will go over the railway bridge to a set of traffic lights. Turn right onto Brindley Heath Road. After 2 miles you will reach a crossroads, turn right onto Birches Valley. In 2 miles you will reach Birches Valley Visitor Centre.

From Rugeley: from Globe Island in Rugeley town centre, take Western Springs Road towards Stafford for 400 yards and turn left at the traffic lights, as directed by the brown sign onto Hagley Road. Follow this road, which becomes Penkridge Bank as the houses of Rugeley gives way to the lush greenery of Cannock Chase.


Please be aware that Cannock Chase can get very popular during the warmer months and parking can take a little longer to find a space. Please allow plenty of time for this and let a forestry ranger know if you are struggling to find a space and they will help you as best they can. More information about parking and travel to Cannock Chase can be found here.

The full list of parking charges are as follows:

£3.50 – 1 hour

£6 – 2 hours

£9 – 3 hours

£10 – All Day

By train: 

Public transport is available from Stafford, Cannock and Rugeley. Either Rugeley Trent Valley, Rugeley Town or Hednesford stations are closest. From here just get a taxi or you'll have a few miles to walk. 


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