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Cannock Chase Geotrail


37 km / 23 miles
The Cannock Chase Geotrail is designed to give a glimpse of the rocks, landscape and the geological industrial heritage of the Cannock Chase area that lies to the south east of Stafford. Cannock Chase is an undulating plateau some 150-250m in elevation. This is a landscape evolved from past deserts, swamps and overlying ice, as Britain was carried around the globe over geological time by tectonic movements.

From the trail start at Satnall Hills Quarry, Cannock Chase, it can be completed anticlockwise in sections using other car parks at Glacial Boulder, Birches Valley Forest Centre, Castle Ring (the southernmost point) and Wolseley Centre. Brief trail directions, an outline map and background information are included in the leaflet.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Industrial History
Start and Finish: SJ983208 - Satnall Hills Quarry, Cannock Chase, Staffordshire View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2009
Web Sites: Cannock Chase Geotrail Leaflet


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 127, 128
OS Landranger Active 127, 128
OS Explorer 244
OS Explorer Active 244

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37.0 km (23.0 miles)
736 m (2,415 ft) ascent
239 m (784 ft)  maximum height

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