Birches Valley Visitors Centre

Birches Valley, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 2UQ

OS Grid ref: SK 018171

Car Parking: 
  • Up to 1 hour – £1.50, All day – £4
  • Payment by pay and display machines. Machines are cash only and do not give change.
  • Money raised from car parking goes towards the maintenance of the visitor centre, the trails and the wider forest.
  • Discovery Pass: £40 for the year – Enjoy Cannock Chase and Hicks Lodge through the seasons with an annual Discovery Pass 
 
Birches Valley Forest Centre is located in the heart of Cannock Chase Forest, between Stafford, Cannock and Rugeley.
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Sign Posts: Birches Valley can be located by brown tourist signs, which have the white stag on a purple background

Opening hours

We are open Dawn to Dusk, 364 days a year (Closed Christmas Day). Below are estimates of the car park opening and closing times.

Month Open Close
 January  7:30am  5:00pm
 February  7:30am  5:00pm
 March  7:30am  6:00pm
 April  7:30am  8:00pm
 May  7:30am  9:00pm
 June  7:30am  9:00pm
 July  7:30am  9:00pm
 August  7:30am  9:00pm
 September  7:30am  8:00pm
 October  7:30am  7:00pm
 November  7:30am  5:00pm
 December  7:30am  5:00pm

Toilets:

Toilets are located adjacent to Birches Valley Café and include baby changing and accessible facilities. The toilets are opened and closed at the same time as the car park

Food and drink

Birches Valley Cafe is open 364 days a year, serving a wide range of hot and cold food to eat in or takeaway…

Bike Shop & Hire

Swinnerton Cycles, possibly the best bike shop in Staffordshire, offers everything from bikes and clothing to sports drinks and trail maps, plus great advice and local knowledge.

 

 

Alternative Location

Please assume we will be at Birches Valley unless we tell you otherwise….

Springslade Lodge
Camp Road,
Broadhurst Green,
Cannock,
Staffs,
WS12 4PT
 
DIRECTIONS
From Cannock take the A34 to Pottal Pool roundabout, Turn Right and first left sign posted to War Graves and Springslade Lodge Tearoom is about 1 mile on the left, look for Teapot Sign.
From Penkridge take the road to Rugeley straight ahead at Pottal Pool roundabout and first left sign posted to War Graves and Springslade Lodge Tearooms is about 1 mile on the left, look for Teapot Sign.
From Stafford take the A34 to Cannock and either turn first left after Brocton gate Cross Roads Springslade Lodge is then on your right about 2 miles. Look for Teapot on right. Or go to Pottal Pool roundabout and turn left then first left sign posted to War Graves and Springslade Lodge Tearooms is about 1 mile on the left, look for Teapot Sign.From Rugeley take road to Penkridge and after 4 miles look for signs to War Graves, turn right at the cross roads and the tearoom is about 1 mile on the left, look for Teapot Sign. If you get to the A34 roundabout go round and back then and first left sign posted to War Graves and Springslade Lodge Tearoom is about 1 mile on the left, look for Teapot Sign.

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