Usually go to Cannock chase but due to the trails being shut there due to the winds and the damage that they have caused could someone name a good alternative for an intermediate MTB route in the Staffordshire sort of region?
Yes. As mick suggests…the best riding is on the Peak District border but if you’re south of Cannock you’re looking at a good drive. Just go and have a good thrash up n down the fire roads of Cannock? Have an explore. Probably best over the brocton side rather than behind the monkey…see any tyre tracks? Follow em 😉
I agree. I ride on Cannock Chase one or two times a week. I’ve been doing this for 20 years or more, rarely using the Dog & Monkey, always finding (and sometimes blazing) new trails and often getting completely lost.
But when it’s as wet as it is at the moment do try to keep away from the really wet and muddy cheeky trails (i.e. stop, turn round and walk out) as it will just ruin both the trail and your ride. And wear out your bike and washing machine.
You could just go and ride the Blue route – plenty of areas/trails to explore just off there.
You could go over Abrahams Valley towards Brocton.
Or go and play on the jumps over in the little quarry by the Cadet hut.