Basic pitches (without toilet facilities) in Forestry Commission-owned woods beside a renowned mountain biking trail
Cannock Chase is well known for its woods and wild terrain, as well as being home to some of the Midland’s finest mountain bike trails. This is all very much captured at Tackeroo Campsite. The site is all set on Forestry Commission Land and pitches are spread amongst the trees (tall pine, spruce and evergreens). As for feeling wild? Well the place has no showers, no toilets and pretty much no facilities at all, save for some rubbish bins and a waste disposal point where you can empty your chemical toilets (which you’re required to bring along if you want to pitch here). There are some taps, too, where you can fill up your water tank and perhaps fill up your bicycle water bottle too. You have come here with a mountain bike, haven’t you?
Tackeroo Campsite is set directly alongside the ‘Follow The Dog’ trail, the Midlands’ first (and probably still best) dedicated mountain biking trail. Outside of peak camping season the campsite hosts popular mountain biking events and the area is a general hub of all things biking – head south for the Monkey Trail or north to explore Cannock Chase Country Park. It’s around a mile from the campsite to Birches Valley Forest Visitor Centre, a good place to grab some brochures, get your bearings and make a plan for exploring the area. There’s a GoApe! Activity centre, a Gruffalo nature trail for families and a decent little café there too. Oh, and more mountain biking trails of course.
Staffordshire, Staffordshire, England, United KingdomTraditional, ancestral territory of various First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by David S.Joined in October 2017
52 Ratings · 43 reviews
October 16, 2023
Really relaxed and amongst the trees camp. Would definitely recommend
October 8, 2023
Our favourite site EVER!
This is a site since having our campervan we could (and have done) go back to over and over again. As advertised- a basic campsite but for our family- we have a 7 and 3 year old the adventures have been the most memorable. The guys who have checked us in has always been brilliant too. Until next time tackeroo!
September 19, 2023
Beautiful site in the forest
Lovely relaxed site in amongst the forest at Cannock Chase. I was able to pick my own pitch and there was plenty of space so didn’t feel crowded next to other people. Loads of great walks available right from the campsite and bike trails for those who enjoy mountain biking. Would definitely recommend if you are happy with just basic facilities.
September 5, 2023
Excellent experience for first time in our own little motor home brilliant place for dogs with lots of lovely dogs
August 8, 2023
A really lovely spot, well away from everything. We had a very warm welcome, and despite the issues with our van in the muddy conditions (following an abnormal amount of rain!), they looked after us and made sure we felt at home and had what we needed.
the set up there is simple and calm, and the surroundings are wonderful!
August 1, 2023
Hi we had a lovely day / night out at Tackeroo Cannock Chase Thank you
From the host
Managed by Chase Camping on behalf of Forestry England.
Cannock Chase Forrest Centre (03000 674340; one mile away) offers activities including, Go Ape (08450 949253; Treetop Adventure and Forest Segway activities), Cannock Chase mountain bike trails (some of the most celebrated in the country), numerour walking trails for abilities and 'Forest Live' concerts in the outdoors (see their online calendar for details). Further afield, the campsite is also very close to the National Trust's Shugborough Hall (01889 880160), which boasts a working farm, walled garden, a museum and an excellent model farm.
Food and drink
Grounds Café Birches Valley (01889 574475) down the road at the Birches Valley Visitor Centre serves light lunch options, snacks, drinks and ice creams, while, in the opposite direction, there's also a quirky café near the Aspen car park (Fallow Forest; 07830 775556). The nearest pub is The Horns Inn (01889 586000) two miles away.