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Cannock

This Go Ape location hits all the fun and adventure buttons against a backdrop of stunning valley views. In an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty you’ll find the longest combined crossing of any Go Ape location with nearly 1,500 metres of tree-to-tree crossings on our Challenge course.

The Treetop Adventure course is ideal for children (and adults) to find their tree legs and build their climbing confidence. If you’re a ‘keep your feet firmly on the ground’ kind of person, you can enjoy the breathtaking views from the comfort of one of our off-road Segways.

go ape adventures at cannock

Adventure with a stunning backdrop

Cannock Chase is the smallest Area of Outstanding Beauty in mainland Britain and promises to deliver big time fun and adventure. Within an hours’ drive of Birmingham, a stone's throw away from Trentham and easy to reach distance from Leicester, it’s the perfect opportunity to escape the city for the day!

Once you climbed and whizzed your way around the trees you can explore the woodland on one of the many walking trails. Hire or bring your own bikes to enjoy the miles of cycling and mountain biking trails. 

There’s something to suit all ages and abilities with relaxing family rides through the picturesque valleys to the dedicated single-track of Follow the Dog and the Monkey Trail. For children there’s a play area and a walking trail with Gruffolo sculpture, three bears chairs, fairy trees and Play Houses.

 Look out for the Zog Activity Trail and learn as Zog did at dragon school. More steam to blow off? Bring a ball and enjoy a kick about in the large grassy clearing and picnic area. There’s also the Birches Valley Café if you want to grab a drink and delicious culinary treat. Dogs are welcome – there’s even an activity trail for your four-legged friends! 

Location Overview

  • Corporate Events More info

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  • Bike Hire

  • Cafe / Restaurant

  • Cycle Trails

  • Disabled Access

  • Dogs

  • Parking

  • Picnic Area

  • Play Area

  • Visitor Centre

  • Walking Routes

Birches Valley Forest Centre Car Park, Rugeley WS15 2UQ

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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

  • 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.

MAKE A DAY OF IT

  • 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!
  • We are a group of ladies of a certain age, two of whom were petrified of heights. We were trained well before going up in the trees. All of us conquered our fears and enjoyed the challenge. The zip wires were the highlight and the ladders our knee knocking nightmare but the feeling of accomplishment at the end was amazing. Thank you Goape.

    Alison Hall

  • Safe, challenging and fun. Ideal couple of hours keeping a 13yr old happy and entertained.

    Keith

  • Brilliant day. Lovely, friendly, knowledgeable staff who did everything to support us and help us for our day. Lots of fun whilst also feeling safe and secure as staff were rigorous with safety checks and making sure everyone behaved.

    Janine Carpenter

  • Great day with lots to do

    Anonymous

  • A fantastic day at Go Ape yesterday. My girls 10 and 6 loved it. The staff were absolutely amazing spoke to kids at their level and made it fun, but also they had clear understanding of safety rules and I was impressed they were allowed to have 10 mins extra following a human traffic jam. We will be back in the summer. Thank you all😊

    Claire

  • Awesome experience and day trip. No prior knowledge needed, everything is taught from scratch, there were people with us the whole way through the course to give instruction and tips if needed. Everyone was really friendly, Definately jealous of their job! Forgot to ask for their speed record for the course as they must have done it a few times😂

    Rozz Stearn

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