Go Ape in Cannock Chase

Go Ape - Taking a step on Tree Top Junior

Not far from the M6 and the city of Birmingham is Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.  The Go Ape centre is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, known as Birches Valley.

This has one of their largest tree top adventures, with the longest zip wires being 260 metres.

Cannock Chase also has the Forest Segway, so if heights is not your thing, try one of these. (Note that age and weight restrictions apply – you need to be within a certain weight range for the segways to balance). Or of course, give the Tree Top Junior a try…

Tree Top Junior at Cannock Chase

All harnessed up at Go Ape
We’ve been along to Go Ape at Cannock Chase and tried the excellent Tree Top Junior course.

We highly recommend giving it a go if you have kids under 13.

Click here to read our full review of the Cannock Chase Tree Top Junior course, and watch our video below.

Other things to do at Cannock Chase

Go Ape is actually located in the Birches Valley part of the Forestry Commission woodland. There’s lots of walks here, and when we visited, lots of activities for the kids along a woodland walk.

Bring a picnic or eat at the cafe, and make a day of it.

If you can bring bikes, Birches Valley also has a mountain biking course, so you could have a day of adventures.

Note that when we visited it was £3 for all day parking.

Go Ape Family Guide

The Family’s Guide to Go Ape

Read our Family Guide to Go Ape, which includes details on height and weight restrictions, adult supervision, what to wear, and a video of what to expect.

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Getting in Touch with Go Ape - Cannock Chase

Here's how you can get in contact with Go Ape - Cannock Chase.

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Where to find Go Ape - Cannock Chase

Sat Nav Postcode: WS15 2UQ

Latitude: 52.7508850, Longitude: -1.9751420

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You need to get to the Birches Valley Forest Centre, and don't go to the Cannock Chase Visitors Centre. It is located 2 miles from Rugeley.

Go Ape Cannock Birches Valley Forest Centre Rugeley Staffordshire WS15 2UQ.

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