Best train stop for Cannock Chase
Traveling from Birmingham to Cannock Chase. I usually get off at Rugeley Town, but that involves a cycle ride of death (the roads are narrow and the drivers are mad). Is there a better train stop to get me inside Cannock Chase without close encounters with the Grim Reaper.
Thank youPosted 4 years ago
Use the Heritage trail which runs up to Birches Valley from the centre of Rugeley. You then only need to battle the traffic for a short way along Horsefair, which while busy has always seemed quite manageable.
Other than that, I would have thought Hednesford would have been the closest station.
Just thought, the end of the trail is closed, and has been for ages, so it’s been diverted through the playing fields instead. Just use the open gate into the playing field and head for the track up the side.Posted 4 years ago
Why not just cycle up the A460 to where Marquis Drive crosses it and ride from there? I think there’s a path at the side of the road you could ride on if you don’t fancy the road ride. You could do either FTD or MT first whichever takes your fancy….Think I would do FTD first and finish with Monkey.Posted 4 years ago
You could of course do this from Hednesford tooPosted 4 years ago
May head up there this weekend in the car – saves messing with trains 😆Posted 4 years ago
Thanks chaps. Looking at Google and street view i’ll try Hednesford train station.
@Hammyuk I hope you get kidnapped by Honey Badgers
Posted 4 years ago
They let me go last time round – not enough peanut butter 😆Posted 4 years ago
May try this later in the year.Posted 4 years ago
molgrips – Member
May try this later in the year.
Make sure it’s crunchy….Posted 4 years ago
What’s the mud like there?Posted 4 years ago
Not too much mud when I went a week or 2 ago…just puddles mostly. Certainly a lot better than my local trails!Posted 4 years ago
The Dog and the Monkey are wet but not really muddy, being mostly pebble/hardpack then they standing up pretty well.
Pretty much anything off-piste on the other hand is interesting… in a muddy, slippy, slidey sort of way!Posted 4 years ago
Rode there for the last 3 weeks as local stuff is just bog in parts. It’s running fine. Holding up much better than a few years ago since a lot of it has been rearmoured.Posted 4 years ago
Hednesford for sure!Posted 4 years ago
Thanks Jamj1974 (young pup)
Should be intresting on a Gravel bike. Hope to leave some blood,tears and maybe some hair if the weekend looks dryPosted 4 years ago
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