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Tackeroo Caravan Site

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General

  • No-frills bike-friendly site on 10 acres of Forestry Commission land
  • In Cannock Chase, a 10-minute drive from Rugeley and the A51
  • Access to popular mountain bike paths, including Follow the Dog trail

Woods, wild terrain and some of the finest mountain biking trails in the Midlands – access to all of the above is to be had from Tackeroo Caravan Site in the Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This Staffordshire park, set on Forestry Commission land, has pitches spread among the tall pine, spruce and evergreen trees. It’s got a wild feel – there are no showers, toilets or facilities in general, save for some rubbish bins and a waste disposal point to empty chemical toilets (which you’re required to bring if you want to stay here). Taps are on hand for filling up your water tank and bottle.

It’s definitely worth lugging a mountain bike along on a trip to Tackeroo, which sits alongside the famed Follow The Dog trail, the Midlands’ first – and arguably still the best – dedicated mountain bike path. Outside peak camping season, the site hosts popular cycling-themed events and the area is a general hub for all things riding (head south for the Monkey Trail or north to explore Cannock Chase Country Park).

It’s also around a mile or so to Birches Valley Forest Visitor Centre, a prime place to grab some tourist info brochures, get your bearings and make a plan for exploring the area. There’s a GoApe! activity centre, a Gruffalo nature trail for families and a decent little café as well. Oh, and more mountain biking trails of course.

Please note

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

The toilet facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 26 reviews

 

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Highly recommended site for peace and quiet and beautiful surroundings04/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrian O.Confirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet, peaceful site in the middle of the woods. Beautiful scenery and lovely walks.
    Very clean, and park where you want. Warden very friendly. Excellent information sent via email after bookinh

    Disliked: 

    Dogs off lead racing up to our nervous (on lead) dog.
    Either control your dog or put it a lead please.

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Beautiful location, basic site. Awesome02/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsamantha B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Location

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Great stay, great site29/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWilliam N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Setting, friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    Road noise

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Anonymous user

Tidy, peaceful, close to nature, deer roaming, woods, biking, go …18/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Tidy, peaceful, close to nature, deer roaming, woods, biking, go ape tree adventures. Everything was amazing.

    Disliked: 

    My husband.

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Great place to go if you want to reconnect with nature.12/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    We liked that we could choose where to pitch up. Loved that it was in the middle of the forest, waking up and being able to watch for squirrels from the comfort of our caravan was great fun for the kids.
    There were loads of bike trails and walking trails around, with Cannock Chase just down the road too.
    There’s also a go ape and gruffalo trail not far, only took about 20 minutes to get there by bike.

    Disliked: 

    It’s a shame fire pits were not allowed.
    Just be aware you will get an email giving you the code for the gate, on the day of arrival. I didn’t realise this was the case and was stuck at the gate until I thought of checking my emails.

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Getting back to basics 😉23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndy G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Piece and quite

    Disliked: 

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Perfect if your self sufficient, great location in the woods22/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKatie B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Surroundings

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Excellent campsite - can’t wait to return!20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElaine H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It was peaceful and relaxed at night. Plenty of space between pitches. Picnic tables to go sit and eat. Friendly ranger. Could watch people riding through the campsite on the red trail on their fancy electric bikes.

    Disliked: 

    Someone was using a generator but they switched it off around 8.30pm. No toilet or shower facilities but I’d rather not use them anyway with COVID about.

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Amazing site, highly recommended16/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Love the fact that the site was in the middle of the forest. Tackeroo in the middle of Cannock Chase was utterly stunning

    Disliked: 

    Not much to dislike as long as you have your own toilet and washing facilities

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Great experience17/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJean Michel A.Confirmed

  • Non-electric hardstanding and grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Liked the forest location, was a lot to see and plenty of places to walk and ride

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Features

Coronavirus

Hand sanitising stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Location

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  • Penkridge Bank Road, Rugeley, Staffordshire, England, WS15 2UA
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.7476°N 1.9997°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Cannock Bus Station — 4.2 miles
Penkridge Coach Stop — 5.1 miles
Stafford: Station Rd Coach Stop — 6.4 miles
Train stations
Hednesford Rail Station — 2.6 miles
Rugeley Town Rail Station — 2.7 miles
Rugeley Trent Valley Rail Station — 3.3 miles
Ferry ports
Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal — 61.4 miles
Airports
Birmingham International Airport — 23.3 miles
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 1 — 23.3 miles
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 2 — 23.4 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Once you’ve ridden around all the area’s excellent mountain biking trails several times, keep the adrenaline pumping while suspended high above the forest canopy at Go Ape Cannock (five minutes’ drive), an activity centre with almost 1,500 metres of tree-to-tree crossings. Less-energetic pursuits include dawdles in the area include dog-walking and orienteering trails.

Other gentle ways to while away a day include wanders by the water at Fairoak Pools (five minutes) or fly fishing on the banks of Blithfield Reservoir (15 minutes). Amateur historians could amble around Castle Ring, an Iron Age site (15 minutes), while shoppers might prefer to dip in and out of the boutiques of Rugeley market town (10 minutes).

If stately homes appeal, navigate your way to the National Trust’s Shugborough Estate (15 minutes), a huge Georgian building with a walled garden. Into flexing your creativity? Check out Ingestre Hall, a Grade II-listed 17th-century Jacobean mansion and the UK’s only dedicated Residential Arts Centre (20 minutes).

Must see

  • Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum & Bookshop (8.5 miles)
  • National Memorial Arboretum (10.7 miles)
  • Boscobel House & the Royal Oak (11.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Shugborough Estate (3.1 miles)
  • Letocetum Roman Baths and Museum (8.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Tackeroo Caravan Site cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Tackeroo Caravan Site will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Tackeroo Caravan Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Tackeroo Caravan Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Tackeroo Caravan Site? Once you’ve ridden around all the area’s excellent mountain biking trails several times, keep the adrenaline pumping while suspended high above the forest canopy at Go Ape Cannock (five minutes’ drive), an … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Tackeroo Caravan Site?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Tackeroo Caravan Site? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 10 metres between pitches.
The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.
The toilet facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
Please note, pup tents are to be used for storage purposes only. Guests may not use them for sleeping.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..

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