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Who’s in?

Open for just a select few weeks a year Chase Camping is a ‘pop up campsite’ offering pitches for tents and bell tents to hire.

Tents of all sizes, large mixed groups and dogs welcome.

Onsite fun

Approximately 30 acres of open land situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Cannock Chase. A large variety of free roaming wildlife including: Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Muntjac, Tawny Owls, Barn Owls, Buzzards, Fox and Rabbits.

Facilities

We are a ‘no frills’ basic campsite’.

Bell Tents are and fire pits to hire, water, toilets and showers.

Basic food and camping essentials are availble to purchase on site.

Offsite fun

100 metres from Birches Valley Visitor Centre, Cannock Chase Forest which includes:

Go Ape, including Treetop Adventure and Forest Segway

Cannock Chase Mountain Bike Trails (some of the most celebrated in the country)

Gruffalo Spotters Trail

Cannock Chase Concerts (Forest Live)

Iron Man event takes place literally past the gate.

Close to the National Trust Shugborough Estate.

Food & Drink

Lovely nearby country pubs with fantastic food:

10 minute walk to The Horns Inn, Slitting Mill, which boasts a lovely atmosphere, open fires and great food. Dogs welcome too!

Short drive, or slightly longer walk, to The Wolsey Arms, Wolsey Bridge, which boasts delicious food at a reasonable price with a great atmosphere and open fire.

Birches Valley Café across the road at the Birches Valley Visitor Centre serves light lunch options, snacks, drinks and ice creams.

2020 Opening dates

6th August – 1st September 2020

FAQs

What precautions are you taking for Covid-19

We are adhering to the Visit England ‘Good to go’ guidelines for accomodation.  In affect this will mean pitches being spaced atleast 6 metres (ideally 10 metres) apart.  Extra cleaning of toilets, showers and taps, extra hand washing/sanitising stations and 2 metre markers for where queue need to form.  All of our staff have been trained in current Covid-19 legislation and will make sure your safety always comes first.  Do get in touch if you have any more specific questions and our Covid-19 safe plans.

Your location is perfect! Why are you only open a for a few weeks a year?

Our site is primarily a hay growing farm site.  We operate under permitted development rights which allows us to do something a little bit different to the site for just a few weeks every year.

What facilities are there on site?

We are a pop up site with basic facilities.  These include a toilet trailer block with seperate male and female toilets, individual portable shower units and drinking water points.  For 2020 we also have a small shop selling basic food and camping essentials so you wont really need to leave the site if you don’t want to.

How much space will there be?

People love our site because of how much space there is.  If we are full then each pitch will still have an average space of over 20 x 20 metres each.  In addition there is plenty of extra space for dog walking and recreation.

Can I bring my Dog?

Yes.

Can I have a pitch next door to my friends/family?

Yes, no problem.  We don’t have fixed points for pitches, on arrival you will be offered anywhere within the 12 acres allocated for camping.  Don’t worry, about loosing out on room if you come late,  even at capacity we still have plenty of space for you to spread out.  Any special requests can be put in the comments section when putting your details in for booking.

Do we allow caravans and motorhomes?

Yes, but due to the rules on which we operate we are only able to allow a small number of touring vehicles on site.  To book your caravan or motorhome onto the site please select touring pitch after choosing your dates from the booking portal above- if no touring vehicle option is avialalbe then it means we have sadly met our allocated capacity for those dates.

What do you mean by a pitch?

A pitch refers to one tent, caravan, or motorhome which is being used for accomodation.  We don’t charge extra for small gazebos, or toilet tents.  When booking on you are able to select the unit type.